Speaking at 10th anniversary of Dubai Metro, Sheikh Mohammed looks to the future
Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Dubai Metro, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said that development projects implemented across the UAE are chiefly aimed at ensuring the highest quality of life for all citizens and visitors.
He added that the projects aim to achieve the highest standards in accordance with global best practices.
His Highness pointed out that the development drive in the UAE seeks to improve all aspects of life and provide the best services to all segments of society. It also supports the goal of achieving the top ranking in global competitiveness indicators across sectors.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed made these remarks on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Dubai Metro, which was launched by His Highness on 9 September 2009.
Dubai Metro, the world's longest driverless metro project, was one of the most important initiatives undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA).
The launch of the massive mass transportation system was aligned with His Highness’s vision to strengthen the foundations of a green economy and achieve sustainable development through the adoption of efficient and environmentally friendly solutions.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, "Dubai Metro is a key pillar of our infrastructure. It reflects the advancement of our plans to adopt solutions that make life easier for people.
“Our investments in this sector reflect our keenness to create the best solutions for easy and safe mobility for all.”
His Highness expressed his appreciation for the achievements of Dubai Metro, saying it is a high quality addition to the transport infrastructure in Dubai, and a model for forward-looking projects that feature advanced technology.
The project was the first of its kind in the Arab world and among the most advanced in the world.
His Highness further said, “The Metro's success in achieving the goals we launched 10 years ago embodies our forward-thinking decisions and awareness of the importance of adopting of innovative future-oriented solutions.
“In the beginning, some were unenthusiastic about the idea of creating Dubai Metro. We chose to implement the metro project because we realised the value it would add to society by providing safe and sustainable transportation.”