Saturday, January 31, 2009
Dubai RTA: Speech of H.E. Mattar Al Tayer
Speech of H.E. Mattar Al Tayer;
Marking the 2nd Anniversary of the Appointment of:
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum;
as Dubai Crown Prince
HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum;
as Deputy Ruler of Dubai
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) extended best greetings and wishes to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, marking the first anniversary of issuing the Decree appointing HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Dubai Crown Prince, and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Al Tayer wished their highnesses continued success and prosperity.
In a speech marking this occasion Al Tayer said:
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is very much involved in following-up development & implementation of business & departmental plans to ensure that projects are delivered according to the timetable set by Dubai Executive Council. HH also oversees the business of the sectoral commissions of Dubai Government, and personally gets involved in the work progress of local government departments, be it through reviewing periodical reports submitted to the Executive Council, or making field visits followed by decisions to boost performance levels.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed has all the characteristics of the visionary leader which he derived from his father and mentor HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Besides shouldering the responsibility of Dubai Crown Prince Office and the chairmanship of Dubai Executive Council, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed also presides over Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Autism Center. Such a portfolio clearly demonstrates the multiple humanitarian concerns of HH.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed learned from his father, HH Sheikh Mohammed, the spirit of poem and arts. He was fond of equestrian early on and emulated the sports achievements of his father. It was no strange that HH clinched the title of several coveted championships; such as the Gold Medal in the Endurance Riding Event of the Asian Games (Doha 2006) and landed the first position in the King of Bahrain Endurance Cup, 120 km, 2008.
HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the 1st Vice-Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is in touch with all local, regional and global issues, and exerts ceaseless efforts to safeguard the interest of the nation. HH has a mindset aspiring to social & economic aspects and a disposition of young leader qualities coupled with an insight & vision inherited from his father. Besides that, HH has several humanitarian & social contributions such as demonstrated in assuming the chairmanship of Dubai Cares campaign. Besides discharging the tasks of Deputy Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed is also the 1st Vice-Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Chairman of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority since 2002, and the incumbent Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated. Such portfolio underscores the concern shown by HH to the economic, media, cultural and humanitarian aspects.
May Allah Almighty bless the efforts of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and endow them with good health. We pray that the second year for their highnesses in their respective offices be marked with realization of more ambitions & aspirations, to raise the profile of the emirate of Dubai even higher worldwide.