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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RTA scoops 10 Awards of Dubai Govt Excellence Program

Mohammed bin Rashid, Hamdan bin Mohammed and Maktoum bin Mohammed Honouring the RTA.

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) offered deepest thanks and appreciation to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai for patronizing the excellence and pioneering drive to boost the performance of the government sector, as illustrated in the establishment of Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) in 1997. The Program was intended to be an integrated government excellence program at the global level, and a driving force to leverage the government performance and bring about a qualitative shift in the performance of government institutions based on sound and reliable international standards. HH has always made it clear that whoever takes a government post assumes a huge responsibility to work by heart and mind, continue to make continual successes and take pioneering role in keeping with the practices set by our ancestors and our expectations from the new generations.

RTA is also appreciative and grateful to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, for the ongoing follow-up of the performance of various government authorities and departments in the Emirate.“Thanks to the astute directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ongoing follow-up of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, dedication of RTA employees & fostering of team spirit, the continuous efforts made to keep pace with the latest developments at all fields, the introduction of modern administrative concepts, the substantial improvement of the performance level & attention made to human resources, and diffusing the spirit of creativity & innovation through motivating employees and nurturing a positive working environment, RTA has managed to realize several achievements and projects; which had contributed heavily to the advancement of the infrastructure of the Emirate” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

Al Tayer commended the efforts made by the winners and honourees and their willpower to achieve excellence in their respective jobs; which had been culminated by clinching the awards. He added that RTA winning these awards would be a huge impetus to do better at the administrative & technical levels, and keep up with the excellence drive.RTA has swept the lion share of the DGEP Awards. It won the Electronically Distinguished Government Entity Award, the Government Entity with the Most Advanced Performance, and the Distinguished Team Award (090909 Team which delivered Dubai Metro Project on time). Dr. Khalid Al Zahid won the Distinguished Government Employee Award in recognition of his efforts in planning, implementing and operating the water bus for the first time in the region, planning and commissioning Ferry Dubai and the Water Taxi for the first time in the region, delivering various initiatives that led to saving more than 260 million dirham, and raising revenues in excess of 10 million dirham. Ramadan Abdullah won the Distinguished Administrative Employee Award for contributing to the operation of Dubai Metro at the highest global standards and operating the Unified Card spanning various mass transit modes in the Emirate. Dr. Othman Metex won the Distinguished Technical/ Engineering Employee Award for his excellent contribution to the introduction of the new implementation methods and using new materials in the building of bridges and tunnels in Dubai with a view to minimizing costs, time and traffic diversions, besides compiling technical studies for the construction of bridges at world-class designs such as Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Bridge and Dubai Smile Bridge. Hussain Al Banna, Director of Traffic Dep’t, won the Distinguished Management Initiative Award for Madinati Scheme; which contributed to raising traffic safety levels, and maintaining the urbanized and aesthetic excellent appearance of Dubai City through involving individuals and community entities in the program. Ms Sarah Ishaq won the Distinguished New Employees Award in recognition of the several initiatives and excellent achievements, and two other employees were also honoured in the Unsung Hero Award category; namely Ismail Juma and Qaid Mohammed Al Halaqbi.


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