The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), a public transport agency signed an agreement with SS Lootah International Group in the form of Memorandum of Understanding to provide for the letter to embark on an experimental operation of three RTA vehicles to power them by compressed natural gas (CNG) such that these vehicles will use hybrid energy which is either benzene or gas. This is in line with the RTA’s commitment to actively participate in nurturing a sustainable environment through the implementation of the UAE’s Green Development Strategy.
The RTA is keen to seek the expertise of international businesses in this field in order to carry out government’s plan to implement green economy strategies and sustainable developments so that the RTA may effectively contribute in the realization of the UAE’s vision. This is also to keep with RTA’s policy to broaden the reach and revamp the means of sustainable transport through the effective participation and fruitful cooperation with the business community. The two parties will both contribute to the economic growth seen by the various sectors across the UAE through strategic initiatives and ambitious plans developed in various commercial, industrial sectors and others.
The project will involve the experimental use of CNG to power RTA vehicles as an important national project that promises to have dividends not restricted only to the two parties of the Agreement. It will also benefit the public and community organisations as the results of this initiative will bring about benefits to the environment which in turn will enhance the public health and raise the per capita as well as the Gross National Product.