Abu Dhabi, July 13, 2023: A delegation from Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) visited Singapore to enhance cooperation and partnerships between the United Arab Emirates and Singapore. The delegation engaged in meetings with key government officials and stakeholders in urban development and sustainable transport to learn about the latest trends and innovations in municipal work and transportation.
The UAE delegation was led by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, 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, H.E. Al Shorafa and the delegation met with H.E. S. Iswaran, Minister for Transport, and Mr. Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development. The delegation 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 emphasized 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.