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RTA Signs Mou With Ports Customs And Free Zone Corporation

The Agreement aims to offer licensing services for transport activities and drivers

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding licensing of transport activities/ drivers within the Special Development Areas of Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and was signed at the offices of Licensing Agency at RTA new premises. The Agreement seeks to enhance cooperation and step up joint coordination between the two parties, bolster their strategic relations in a way that ensures mutual exchange of benefit and delivering the best services to both RTA clients and Special Development Areas, and boost their integration and cooperation towards realizing the strategic vision of both parties.

The MoU was signed on behalf of the RTA by Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA Licensing Agency, engineer Nazik Hussain Al Sabbagh, Chief Executive of Customs and Free Zone Corporation in the presence of several senior officials from RTA Licensing Agency including the Director of Commercial Transport Dep’t Furat Ali Al Amri, Director of Drivers Licensing Dep’t Sultan Al Marzooki, Manager of Vehicle Leasing Section at Commercial Transport Activities Dep’t Ahmed bin Ghablib, and Manager of Commercial Activities Section at Commercial Transport Activities Dep’t Khadeeja Ahmed. Those in attendance from Customs and Free Zone Corporation included the Director of Commercial Licensing Ahmed Al Falasi, Senior Manager of Building Permits, Manager of Commercial Registration Dawood Ahmed, and the Legal Advisor Abdul Aziz Ibrhaim.

“The MoU calls for the Licensing Agency to issue No Objection Certificates with regard to practicing transport-related activities to entities working within the Special Development Areas which require approval from RTA licensing system. Such certification enables individuals sponsored by those entities to open files and renew driving licenses in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the RTA in respect of vehicles as well as motorbikes. Vehicle Licensing and Drivers Licensing Departments are both concerned with the processing of licensing transactions of individual and corporate vehicles subject to the jurisdiction of Trakhees” said Bahrozyan.

“Through signing this Agreement, RTA Licensing Agency is seeking to realize its intended objectives of fostering initiatives among public entities, engaging in joint projects aiming at improving the services and reducing the expenditures of the Agency, and exploring future initiatives with Customs and Free Zone Corporation towards better monitoring and improvement of services.

For her part engineer Nazik Hussein hailed the MoU and the role of the RTA in overcoming the difficulties that stand in the way of pressing ahead with the processing of transactions, hoping that the Agreement to be carried out on the areas falling within the precincts of Trakhees. “What’s Trakhees is doing stems from the phenomenal growth rate enjoyed by Dubai and the fact that we have to cope with this drive, deliver the best services on offer and upgrade them to the highest standards possible. This MoU is the first of its kind made by Trakhees in this year, and there is a series of MoUs to be made with 11 governmental bodies” said Nazik.

After signing the Agreement, gifts and trophies were exchanged between Licensing Agency and Customs and Free Zone Corporation.

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