Based on the pioneering role that the UAE seeks among the countries of the world in all fields, our wise leadership represented by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE "May Allah Bless Him", and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-president, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their brothers, Rulers of the Emirates, developed a vision to establish the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) in 2006 and entrusted it with the management of matters related to maritime, land, and rail transport.
Accordingly, the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) has gone a long way in proposing the general policies, draft laws and regulations in the field of providing land and maritime services, which resulted in the issuance of several laws and resolutions that highlight the country's global status in the field of land transport and raise the efficiency of maritime transport with ensuring its sustainability. In addition, FTA established the legislative and regulatory system for rail transport in the UAE and within the railway system of the GCC countries, prepared projects or proposals to join the international conventions related to the competence of the FTA, represented the UAE in the international and regional conferences that are held within the competence of the FTA and developed the necessary proposals for the development of construction works associated with federal roads.
Thus, we hope that our strategic partners in the public sector would join us to improve the quality of services offered to UAE residents, investors and entrepreneurs, and to boost the common efforts to achieve the aspirations of our good government and the strategic goals of the economic vision to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 that aims to make the UAE among the best countries and governments in the world in terms of the services provided to community members, and making the UAE one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit.
Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Sharif El Khoury