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DMT Delegation explores China’s Smart City Innovations and Sustainable Transport Solutions

DMT Delegation explores China’s Smart City Innovations and Sustainable Transport Solutions

Abu Dhabi, 26 July 2023:As part of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) delegation’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mohamed Ali Al-Shorafa, Chairman of the DMT, met with H.E. Qin Weizhong, Mayor of Shenzhen.

During this visit, the delegation reviewedShenzhen’s experience and efforts in the field of smart cities, discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation and partnerships, and explored urban development plans and the latest solutions for sustainable transportation.

While in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the delegation held meetings with senior officials from the state and state-owned enterprises involved in urban planning and development as well as transportation. The delegation also conducted field visits to Shenzhen Bus Group and the Kowloon Motor Bus to study their electric bus operations, with the former being the first and largest pure electric public transport operator in the world.

The delegation’s visit also included a visit to the headquarters of Huawei—a global leader in digital infrastructure—during which they met the Chairman of Huawei Technology and were guided through Huawei’s operations, services, and solutions in the fields of sustainable transportation and renewable energy.

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al-Shorafa expressed his admiration for the innovative solutions and sustainable transportation initiatives implemented in China. He emphasized the importance of joint cooperation in building smart cities that establish a sustainable and prosperous future for current and future generations.


About the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT)

The Department of Municipalities and Transport was established by Law No. 30 of 2019, and its main priorities are to realize the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to embrace progress by placing great value on the importance of pursuing development in line with both the needs of present and future generations and the community in general.

The authority embodies the values of good governance, driven by the needs of the community it serves and working with a passion to accomplish its aims. The Department focuses on finding the most effective means of providing essential, modern, responsive and comprehensive municipal services across three regional municipalities, and supports Abu Dhabi’s global position as a leader in innovation-led urban planning and transportation, as part of the Abu Dhabi government’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards to the benefit of all citizens and residents of the emirate.

The DMT is responsible for continually investing in the development of better infrastructure, facilities and transportation sectors within the emirate, guiding, regulating and monitoring urban development to enhance Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a world-class destination to live, work and visit.

The DMT also ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s land, air and maritime transport networks, in accordance with the highest international standards and the UAE’s legislation with the objective of being the region’s connection to the world.

The Department’s aspirations are driven by the simple proposition of innovating and building sustainable smart cities, fostering a capacity to change and adapt in order to maintain excellence in services and sustaining prosperity for future generations, allowing the entire Abu Dhabi community to reach their full potential.

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