Middle East Road and Bridge Forum opens in Dubai

DUBAI, — The Middle East Road and Bridge Forum 2017 was opened in the Emirate of Dubai today. A gathering of ministries, government bodies, consultants and contractors involved in a multitude of projects in the UAE and elsewhere around the region, the forum was opened by Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development.

During his inaugural remarks, the Minister underlined the importance of the forum, where discussions on the requirements and challenges encountered in developing and maintaining the region’s vast road and bridge infrastructure sector will take place.

“The wise leadership of the UAE is attaching a central importance to the infrastructure development sector as part of the country’s comprehensive developmental drive,” Dr. Al Nuaimi added, highlighting the myriad achievements made by the country in this area, the recent of which was getting the first position for the fourth time running in areas of road quality.

Al Nuaimi continued, “Infrastructure development is vital to the improvement of living conditions and for ensuring social and economic welfare for all segments of society in line with the UAE Vision 2021.”

The minister was accompanied at the inaugural ceremony by Hassan Al Mansoori, Acting Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Abdullah Al Kathiri, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, and a number of representatives of the road and bridge sector in the country and from GCC states.

Source: Emirates News Agency