HE Abdullah Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Dubai Executive Council, commended the efforts and immense contribution of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in thrusting Dubai to earn the Platinum Designation for its compliance with ISO 37120 Certificate, through the provision of a database that bolstered indicators of the ISO certificate.
Al Shaibani made such comments while honoring HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, and presenting him a copy of the ISO certificate obtained by Dubai in recognition of the huge efforts made by the RTA in support of the Executive Council in obtaining this certificate.
“Obtaining the Platinum Designation of ISO will enable Dubai to share knowledge & expertise as well as the best practices of services provided; which in turn will enhance its global standing in several international indicators such as competitiveness, quality of living, happiness and security levels. These global metrics and standards contribute to raising the competency of decision makers in obtaining the core data needed for town development, and empowering them to carry out benchmarks based on standard global measurements,” he explained.
The Secretary General of the Dubai Executive Council expressed his deep gratitude to the efforts put by the RTA in providing transport-related data comprising kilometer-based statistics about high-capacity public transport means, light public transport means per 100 thousand of population, total number of trips made on public transport means per person, number of private vehicles per person, and the ratio of public transport riders. Such data also included the average number of motorbikes per persons, number of kilometer-lanes and dedicated cycling tracks per 100 thousand of population, and the number of fatalities per 100 thousand of population. He added: that “RTA’s contribution had empowered Dubai to cover 96 out of 100 indicators listed under this certificate.”
Al Tayer expressed his delight that Dubai had scooped the Platinum Designation rendering it one of nine cities worldwide to receive this coveted award including London, Barcelona and Boston. “Such an achievement illustrates that the Departments of the Dubai Government work in team spirit spearheaded by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; under the close monitoring of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council.
“Standardizing the metrics of indicators and data related to cities across the globe will nurture a reliable database for carrying benchmarks between cosmopolitan cities; which will leverage the strategic planning process, support strategic decision taking by leaders of cities & relevant bodies, and further enhance the concept of sustainability in cities,” added Al Tayer.