RTA kicks off 11th cycle of Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the launch of the 11th edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) featuring two new categories to enhance sustainability.

Submissions from all government, semi-government entities as well as private companies, schools, university and public associations will be received from August 1 to November 1, 2018, the RTA announced.

Nasir Hamad Bu Shehab, CEO of strategy and corporate governance sector cum chairman of RTA’ DAST higher organising committee said the committee is fully prepared to receive submissions for the 11th edition of the award, which is highlighted by the addition of two new categories.

“The first category is the Sustainability Ambassador that is dedicated to students show significant attention to environmental aspects and organising awareness campaigns about sustainability issues associated with public transport. The second category is the Best Academic Institution Supporting Sustainability, which is focused on environmental initiatives run by students in connection with sustainable transport,” he said.

Bu Shehab said that from inception, DAST higher organising committee has been endeavouring to raise the bar for business processes to keep pace with the massive upswing generated by RTA’s projects and initiatives.

“It also seeks to broaden the participation in the Award to entice the largest possible number of public and semi-public entities as well as private businesses to contribute to leveraging the sustainable development drive in the UAE,” he added.

DAST has both main and special categories. The main categories comprise of four awards while the special categories comprise of six awards.

Registration in various categories of DAST can be made in simple steps through the Award’s website (http://www.rta.ae/wpsv5/links/dast/index.html).

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