HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to 26.6 million dirham to Emiratis holding taxicab number plates operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); the total number of which is 6650 plates.
The RTA Public Transport Agency will start distribution of the bonus of the year 2013 to entitled recipients, over and above their annual financial dues.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, thanked HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for rewarding taxi plate holders, who are among the fixed income group, and enabling them to better cope with the requirements of life and earn a decent living for them and their families.
“This bonus is one of several other generous gestures we are accustomed to from HH; which are a true testament to the support accorded by HH to his people and the attention he pays to their social affairs and living conditions, particularly those with fixed incomes. It also illustrates the attention made to provide good living to all members of the community, and articulates the prevailing social solidarity concepts among individuals,” concluded Al Tayer.