The Ministry of Interior signed a partnership and cooperation agreement this morning at its headquarters with Emirate Transport regarding the provision of technical examination services for heavy and medium vehicles and equipment. The agreement springs from the keenness of both sides for enhancing cooperation and implementing the directives of the government’s strategy of building partnerships between governmental institutions and its partners from different sectors to support the public’s wellbeing. 

The agreement was signed by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior from the Ministry of Interior side, and Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, General Manager of Emirates Transport from Emirates Transport side.

The agreement aims at providing examination services to medium and heavy vehicles and equipment, and verifying their suitability to run on the public roads of the UAE. It aims to have this service reach the beneficiaries easily, conveniently and regularly, raise the level of technical examination of heavy vehicles, cooperate in the field of technical examination and evaluate how suitable the examined vehicle is in order to run safely and securely on public roads. This is to be done in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the Federal Traffic Law no. (21)  for the year 1995 and its executive rule no (31) for the year 1997. The technical examination should include: the suitability of the vehicle from all technical aspects to run on public roads; and the suitability of heavy vehicles in terms of safety and security requirements set by the vehicles and drivers’ licensing departments, the civil defense departments in the country, and by the Standardization and Metrology Authority. The examination also includes checking the level of emissions from the exhaust and examining the vehicle’s environmental footprint.

Lt. General Al Sha’far said that this agreement is an implementation of the instructions from Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to enhance partnerships with federal and local institutions and authorities in order to achieve our common goals and beliefs in joint work.

Al Sha’far stressed the keenness of the Ministry on implementing the instructions of the higher leadership in their quest towards building a more integrative and cooperative exchange of expertise and experience among the federal and local institutions and authorities.  These exchanges will boost the developmental efforts and overall goal of achieving safety, security and public well-being in addition to providing the best levels of advanced services through partnerships with the relevant authorities to serve the country.

For his part, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, General Manager of Emirates Transport expressed his appreciation of the great trust that the Ministry of Interior grants to the technical services that Emirates Transport provides, considering the agreement as a qualitative step towards enhancing cooperation between both sides in this sector.

Al Jarman noted that this agreement enhances the strategic partnerships, relationships, and integration between the Emirates Transport and the ministry in a way that fulfills the guidance of our wise government. The agreement also achieves effective cooperation between the different institutions and launches joint initiatives to support and enhance the efforts for implementing the national agenda and achieving the UAE Vision 2020.

He stressed the interest of Emirates Transport in continuing its commitment to provide excellent services in accordance with the best practices and the highest international accredited standards in order to meet and exceed the expectations of clients. The standards also reflect the vision of Emirates Transport in leadership and excellence within the field of transport and sustainable services by supporting partnerships with the governmental institutions in different sectors.

The signing ceremony was attended by Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General, Traffic Coordination Department, Ministry of Interior; Brigadier Mohammed Khalifa Al Marar, Director General of Undersecretary Diwan at the Ministry of Interior; Colonel Hussein Mahmoud Al Awadhi, Acting Head of the Public Relations Department  at the Ministry of Interior, from the side of the Ministry of Interior; and Amer Ali Al-Harmoudi, Director of Emirates Center for Technical Services, Emirates Transport.

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