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Nov 1, 2016

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two MoUs with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and Emaar Properties for continuing their roles in co-organizing the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) over the next three years (2017-2019). Starting from the next edition, the Forum will see the decoration of winners of the Hamadan bin Mohammed Project Management Innovation Award. The signing of the MoUs culminates the successful partnership between the RTA, DEWA and Emaar Properties over the past three editions (2014-2016).

The MoUs were signed at the sidelines of the DIPMF which was concluded yesterday, by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA on behalf of the RTA; HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA on behalf of DEWA; and HE Mohammed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emaar on behalf of Emaar.

Al Tayer was pleased with the MoUs that signal the continuation of partnership in organizing the DIPMF, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. “This partnership contributes to realize the objectives of the Forum which showcases the pioneering upswing seen by Dubai emirate under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai is one of the leading cities worldwide in ensuring project management and adopting the highest international standards in constructing mega projects such as Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, Dubai Airports and giant ports, besides utilizing the outcomes of this Forum for future projects such as Expo 2020 which is expected to attract 25 million visitors, 70% of them will come from outside the UAE, and set to create more than 277,000 jobs.

Al Tayer pointed to the great success of previous DIPMF editions in terms of perfect organization, and huge attendees exceeding 2,000 participants per event. He also highlighted the various topics addressed such as engineering, construction, project management, sports, energy, environment, sustainability, future shaping, smart cities, among others. DIPMF crowned its success by launching Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management, and winners will be honored in the 2017 edition.

For his part, HE Mohammed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “DIPMF is a leading platform in showcasing the exceptional achievements made by Dubai thanks to adopting the best practices in undertaking mega projects.”

“DIPMF reflects the wise vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai aimed at cementing the standing of Dubai as a global hub for innovation in constructing infrastructure that shape the future of smart cities,” noted Al Abbar.

Based on Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 and Dubai Smart vision, the emirate has succeeded in delivering unprecedented projects that have become a source of pride, epitomizing the true values of dedication and unlimited ambition thanks to the auspices of Emaar Properties to the event, as an organizing partner.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority was pleased with continuity of partnership with the RTA to ensure further cooperation, enhance the global reputation of the DIPMF and further up the leading standing enjoyed by the emirate of Dubai worldwide in this vital field.

“We are pleased to continue our close cooperation with the RTA to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to enhance the prestige of global standing enjoyed by the Emirate of Dubai in the fields of finance, business, tourism, green economy and sustainability. The partnership with the RTA in organizing this Forum is part of our endeavors to achieve innovation in project management, especially green projects through sustainability of resources, besides nurturing clean, healthy and sustainable environment & green solutions, enhancing energy consumption & efficient management of solid waste, saving resources, establishing sustainable communities, and focusing on research & planning to consolidate sustainable development,” elaborated the Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

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