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Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah issues a decision to reconstitute RAKTA’s Board of Directors

Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah issues a decision to reconstitute RAKTA’s Board of Directors

H.H Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, issued Decision No. 7 of 2020 regarding the reconstitution of RAKTA’s Board of Directors.

The decision stipulated that the board of directors, headed by H.E Nasser Salem Obaid Muraddad, would be appointed as chairman, H.E Youssef Mohamed Esmaeel as vice-president, and the membership of each of Saif Hamad Qadib Al-Zaabi, Hashem Ahmed Saeed Al-Mansouri, Muhammad Ali Al-Sharhan, and Ali Hassan Jakka Al-Mansouri.

The decision, based on Emiri Decree No. 1 of 2008, specified the term of membership in the authority’s board of directors to three years, starting from the decision date of issuance. After the end of its membership term, the board continues to perform its duties until a new board of directors is formed or the term of its membership is renewed.

RAKTA is honored by RAK Police GHQ

Within the framework of joint strategic cooperation and complementary work between the two sides, a delegation from RAK Police GHQ visited RAKTA’s headquarters to honor H.E Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi – General Manager of RAKTA for joint cooperation and exchange of experiences, initiatives and projects that would develop and strengthen the methodology of strategic partnerships.

The visit was attended by Colonel / Mohammed Obaid Al Khatri – Director of the Support Services Department, Eng. Major / Fahim Zaid Al Hebsi, and Captain / Rashid bin Rabea from RAK Police side. Also attended the visit, Mr. Mohammed Hashem – Director of Quality Control and Operation Department, and Mr. Abdullah Ali – Manager of Media and Corporate Communication Department from RAKTA.

RAKTA participates in the Middle East and North Africa Committee of UITP Meeting regarding the electric buses

As part of RAKTA’s endeavor to align its strategic directions with the best international standards and practices, The Strategic Planning and Projects Department participated in the meeting organized by the Middle East and North Africa Committee for Buses in the International Association of public transport (UITP).

Where the meeting was held remotely, the member states’ experiences in using electric buses and the new initiatives related to transportation, were presented as part of the precautionary measures that have been implemented in the COVID19 crisis.

RAKTA follows international standards in the precautionary measures adopted by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Within the framework of RAKTA’s endeavor to reach the best international standards in providing transportation services and to achieve alignment with the practices of the member states of the largest specialized transport association in the world, UITP, which is the only global network that brings together all stakeholders in the public transport sector and all sustainable modes of transport.

RAKTA has conducted a set of standard comparisons of the precautionary measures followed with the countries best practices published by the International Association of public transport. RAKTA is also keen to continue developing these procedures according to the controls and precautionary measures adopted internationally at the level of travelers, operators, and legislators for transport services to limit the spread of the COVID19.

Business sector facilitates (limousines and luxury vehicles)

Based on the endeavors of Rak Transport Authority (RAKTA) to meet the needs of all society segments, including the business sector, by providing financial and procedural facilities in line with the government’s vision to support investors in the emirate. RAKTA has provided a set of facilities to attract companies operating in the transport sector specialized in luxury vehicles and limousines to register and to provide distinguished services in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah through Limousine Smart booking application (Careem).

RAKTA invites all companies operating in the sector to take advantage of these features in accordance with the approved conditions and standards for this purpose by visiting the Customer Happiness Center in the main building of RAKTA.

RAKTA’s General Manager in a virtual meeting on the platform of RAK Government Media Office

H.E Eng. Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi, Director General of the Authority, participated in the virtual meeting (remotely) on the platform of the Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, where His Excellency spoke about the digital transformation that is shaping how people use the authority’s services and how the Emirate’s public transport network is expanding on land and sea.

RAKTA’s General Manager honors distinguished employees

H.E Eng. Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi – General Manager of RAKTA honored several distinguished employees from various departments for their outstanding performance in their job duties during the past period and their contribution to the work advancement. This comes within RAKTA’s keenness to support and motivate the employees.

Names of the honored employees:

1- Mr. Raed Hamdan – Policies & Regulations Manager

2- Mr. Muhammad Khader – Financial Manager

3- Mrs. Fatima Al Shehhi – Customer Happiness Employee Center

4- Mr. Fayrouz Al-Shehhi – Inspector

5- Mrs. Basema Hamed – Secretary

6- Mrs. Heba Saad – Al Hamra Call Center Supervisor

A joint meeting between RAKTA and DED

Within the framework of cooperation between government departments in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Rak Transport Authority (RAKTA) held a coordination meeting with the Department of Economic Development (DED). The meeting discussed several axes of mutual interest to simplify and improve the procedures for issuing transport activities licenses in order to attract and encourage investors in the emirate.

H.E Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA, stated that transport activities licensing is based on organizing sectors to ensure the provision of safe, reliable, and smart transport services to all groups of society. In addition to preserving investors rights in the emirate.

H.E Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Shayeb – General Manager of DED added that the department seeks to achieve integration with the concerned authorities in the emirate to simplify the procedures of issuing and renewing commercial licenses. Also, the department recently launched an automatic renewal service for commercial licenses as part of the government accelerator initiative, to simplify procedures, attract and motivate investors.

The attendees also reviewed Emiri Decree No. (16) of 2020 regarding the regulation of the school transport sector in Ras Al Khaimah and ways of joint cooperation to implement the decree provisions in order to achieve life quality for citizens and residents of the Emirate.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Raed Hamdan – Policies and Regulations Manager, Mr. Sultan Al Zaabi – Manager of the Customer Happiness Center, and Mr. Naji Saleh – Administrative Assistant from RAKTA. Mr. Mohamed Al Mahmoud – Assistant of General Manager, and Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim – Legal Expert from DED.

RAKTA’s General Manager talks about the regulation of the school transport sector in the Emirate

H.E. Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA participated in an interview with Ras Al Khaimah Radio in the live broadcasting program, As H.E spoke about the  Emiri Decree No. (16) of 2020 that was issued by H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah regarding the regulation of the school transport sector in the Emirate.

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler issues Decree to regulate and enhance school transport sector across the Emirate

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today issued Emiri Decree No. (16) of 2020 regarding the regulation of the school transport sector in the Emirate.

The decree is adopted within the framework of a strategic vision that reflects the desire of the Emirate’s wise leadership to develop legislation that will advance efforts to improve all aspects of quality of life in Ras Al Khaimah.

The decree mandates RAK Transport Authority (RAKTA) to regulate the school transport sector, implement the necessary protocols, set standards for its practice, and monitor operators to ensure compliance. The ultimate aim of the new legislation is to ensure the provision of school transport services in Ras Al Khaimah, in accordance with the highest standards of student safety, security and comfort.

H.E Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA, stated that the decree is aligned with RAKTA’s vision: “Pioneering the regulation of the transport sector and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable and smart transport services.”

H.E said that the decree included safety requirements for buses, licensing procedures, issuing permits for school bus drivers and conductors, and defining roles and responsibilities. It also sets out violations so that operators are fully aware of what constitutes transgressions in their delivery of transport services.

The decree includes a list of specifications and technical requirements that must be established and employed, included those relating to the electronic stop arm, navigation systems, technical communication systems, smart tracking systems and smart cameras inside and outside school buses.

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