Law to set up passenger railway in UAE coming

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 1 March 2018: A new law that would pave the way for a railway network to transport passengers across the Emirates, is being drafted, according to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

His Highness said the railway regulation bill would lead to the establishment and operation of railways.

Sheikh Mohammed’s comments came as he chaired the UAE cabinet in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sheikh Mohammed said: “UAE competitiveness is the main priority for the government, and the next term will witness the launching of many new social-development initiatives, and other initiatives for youth of UAE to make them directly benefit from our journey of development.”

New National Strategy

Sheikh Mohammed also approved a new national strategy for advanced innovation, which aims at improving the governmental future designs, and creates new economic fields, along with creating other achievements that focus on human welfare.

The new strategy would focus on innovation regarding quality of health, transportation, future techniques, water, environment and space technology development, Sheikh Mohammed said. “Our goal is to change the mindset of the government and private sectors towards devising solutions for the future,” he tweeted.