Abu Dhabi delegates deliberated urban development at an official meeting in Singapore
To improve collaboration and partnerships between Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, a delegation from the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) of Abu Dhabi visited Singapore. The group met with important government officials and players in urban development and sustainable mobility to learn about the most recent trends and innovations in governmental work and transportation.
The UAE delegation was led by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of the DMT, and included H.E. Abdullah Al Marzouqi, director general of the Integrated Transport Centre, and H.E. Hamad Al Mutawa, executive director of planning and infrastructure Sector at DMT, along with other department officials.
During the visit, the delegation met with Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development. They also visited senior officials from the Land Transport Authority, the Building and Construction Authority, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, to discuss fostering stronger collaborations and partnerships between the two nations.
H.E. Al Shorafa emphasised that the visit represented a significant milestone in the DMT’s efforts to explore Singapore's exemplary practices in urban planning and its innovative solutions for expanding modern and sustainable transportation networks within ‘smart’ cities. He also mentioned that it provided an ideal opportunity to enhance cooperation and forge partnerships between the Department and the various entities in Singapore, as well as a platform to drive innovation and promote sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Jamal Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Singapore, highlighted the remarkable progress in bilateral relations in various sectors including economy, trade, education, training, technology, and energy. H.E Al Suwaidi added that the visit of H.E. Al Shorafa and the accompanying delegation have enhanced the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two nations.