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DCD, Etihad Rail Sign MOU to Provide Dubai Rail Network with Emergence and safety Services

2020 10 30 1NA

Excellency Jamal Bin Aadid Al Muheiri, Acting Director-General of Dubai Civil Defense Department and Mr. Nashat Ismail Abdulrahman Al Badawna, Executive Director of Health, Safety and Security Sector at Etihad Rails a memorandum of understanding between DCD and Etihad Rails Abu Dhabi.

Signed MOU aims at fostering cooperation and coordination between the two parties, regarding the provision of safety services to Federal Etihad Rails Network, through creating a joint programs, that can identify suitable safety procedures and precautionary measures which are required to protect goods, passengers and all other users of the Rails network, from fire incidents risks within DCD’S areas of jurisdiction in the emirate of Dubai.

According the MOU, DCD, being the entity responsible for handling and responding to fire incidents across Dubai emirate, will set the preventive safety rules and measures needed to protect lives and properties, which should come in line with UAE Fire and Life safety Code of Practice, and best international practices known in the field.

Brig. ALMuheiri, stressed that signing of this MOU with Etihad Rails comes as part of DCD’S strategy and its keenness to cooperate and achieve best levels of strategic partnership in all Rails network relevant issues, supporting this pioneering partnership, delivering best emergency services to the network, and to work hard with other strategic partners and stakeholders to prevent risks that threatening the safety of network and its users. 

For his part, Mr. Al Badawnah has indicated that signing an MOU with DCD comes within Etihad Rails company’s top priorities to ensure protection, and public safety and security of the national network. He also expressed his happiness to have DCD as strategic partner, particularly in the field of experience exchange and knowledge impart, to make sure preventive safety, training, awareness and specialized services are delivered to Rail network workers and users to ensure highest safety levels are achieved.    

Officers in attendance comprised Brig. Rashid Khalifa AlFalasi, assist. Director General for Smart Services, Col. Mattran Khalil Al Mazin, acting assist. Director General for Fire and Rescue, Major Dr. Ahmed Yusuf Al Shengiti, Director of Government Communication department, while Etihad rails was represented by Mr. Suleiman Al Hammadi, Corporate Excellence Department Director and Mr. Abdullah Saeed Al Hajiri, Government Relations Specialist.

At the end of MOU signing ceremony, both parties exchanged the commutative gifts.  

Etihad Rails in Brief:

Etihad Rails Company was established in June 2009, pursuant to Federal decree no 2, with the aim to develop and operate rail ways network for transportation of passengers and goods of UAE, main residential and industrial centers in UAE will be connected, which will constitute a major part of the rail ways network planned to be established to connect Gulf Council Countries.

Phase 1 (estimated at 264 km) was successfully accomplished, operated and commissioned as per specified budget and scheduled period. 

The second phase will connect UAE and KSA, via Ghuweifat, as well as the UAE different emirates with each other. Moreover, will connect Khalifah Industrial City (KIZAD), with the ports of Khalifah, Jebel Ali and Fujairah at the eastern Coast.


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