Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-general and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, announced on Saturday that the Trucks Rest Stop Project at Dubailand, on Emirates Road, has crossed the halfway mark to 55 per cent completion.
The construction of the facility, which is being undertaken in partnership with the private sector, is the first integrated truck-stop zone that will meet all the basic and daily needs of drivers of heavy vehicles across Dubai.
Commenting on the project, Al Tayer said: “The construction of the station will enhance the traffic safety, reduce trucks-related accidents, and streamline the traffic flow during the trucks ban timings.”
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“In particular, it [the project] will offer government employees an exposure to the management and follow-up of this sort of long-term projects undertaken on build-operate-transfer (BOT) model,” explained Al Tayer.