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MENAFN Press - 21/01/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a joint meeting with the Marine Transport Department of the Dubai's Road and Transport Authority's (RTA) Public Transport Agency to discuss a proposed Maritime Safety Policy. The session was also attended by representatives from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a consulting firm specializing in maritime policy development, strategic planning and support for maritime-related organizational units in accordance with the latest international maritime laws and regulations.

DNV representatives gave a detailed presentation on the Maritime Safety Policy project intended as a key catalyst to establishing unified regulations and guidelines. The regulatory frameworks involved will enable Dubai to achieve the highest levels of maritime safety in regional waters while promoting the emirate's industry competitiveness on par with leading maritime destinations in the world.

The meeting featured extensive discussions during which RTA representatives shed light on the positive impact that the Maritime Safety Policy will have on marine public transportation. The policy will tighten regulations aimed at ensuring the safety of marine vessels, cruise ships, marine operations, and passengers, in line with ongoing government efforts to develop Dubai's maritime infrastructures in order to create a safe and vibrant maritime industry.

Hussain Khansaheb, Acting Director of Marine Transport, RTA's Public Transport Agency, emphasized the importance of developing marine transportation in Dubai as part of the preparations for hosting the World Expo 2020. These preparations include establishing an integrated logistics program, upgrading basic infrastructures and optimizing public transport networks and marine transportation to accommodate the huge numbers of visitors and exhibitors. The world class amenities will allow guests to take the best advantage of the lobal event which aims to promote international cultural dialogue, encourage innovation and consolidate economic cooperation among all nations to build a secure and sustainable future for everyone.

Eng. Mohammed Ali Al-Bastaki, Director of Maritime Operations, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: "DMCA is keen to improve all the mechanisms related to the safety of public and private marine transportation which represents an integral part of the local maritime sector. The Policy project reflects ongoing efforts to develop industry-related regulations and intiatives and implement the best environment-friendly practices under the highest standards of professional safety in Dubai's territorial waters. This will enable us to create a maritime sector that is able to meet the growing requirements for Dubai's sustainable economic development."

"The Maritime Safety Policy responds to the emerging needs of the fast-growing maritime sector to lay down comprehensive policies and unified guidelines to ensure the highest levels of maritime safety. We look forward to discussing the proposed policy with all strategic partners because we believe in the importance of strengthening joint cooperation with industry-related government authorities and entities that can significantly help in achieving our strategic aspirations of positioning Dubai among leading developed maritime centers in the world", Al-Bastaki concluded.

The Maritime Safety Policy is the result of mutual cooperation between DMCA and a number of government authorities and industry-related entities in Dubai. The latter includes DP World, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority, the Department of Finance, the General Directorate of Civil Defence, Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Drydocks World, and Dubai Customs, among many others

About Dubai Maritime City Authority
Founded in 2007, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has brought about a radical change in the local maritime sector through an extensive range of industry initiatives and regulations which support its ambitious approach to creating a safe investment environment for industry leaders from all over the world, while reaffirming Dubai's position as a first-class international maritime hub. Established to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities, DMCA provides a platform of excellence and quality as it develops world-class regulations and guidelines to raise the bar on the maritime industry and boost its infrastructure, operations and logistics services while offering investment opportunities to boost Dubai's competitiveness at the regional and international levels. DMCA aims to build effective and strategic partnerships with relevant government agencies, private businesses and stakeholders in line with its vision to create a safe and vibrant maritime sector and therefore drive economic sustainability and growth in the emirate. The Authority is keen on expanding its scope of work and laying down effective policies under the highest standards of maritime safety and best environmental practices, in adherence with the local and international laws to develop a safe maritime environment for maritime operations and businesses.



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