12 July 2016 Roads and Transport Authority
- Nashwan Atta'ee:
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Smart Dubai Office have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing for the RTA to enable the use of NOL card system as a means of effecting mini payments in the Emirate.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA signed the MoU for RTA, and for the Smart Dubai Office signed it HE Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director-General of the Office, in the presence of several CEOs, Directors.
During the signing of the MoU, Al Tayer expressed thanks and appreciation to the Smart Dubai Office for the huge cooperation & coordination with RTA in various matters of concern to the two parties in the interest of shared objectives & strategic goals. "This cooperation and coordination, he says, is bound to streamline many procedural matters, enable the implementation of joint initiatives for making customers happier, and empowering them to process transactions via smooth smart services."
The MoU intends to realize a host of targets such as endorsing NOL card as a means of smart payment in Dubai city, charting out a roadmap for the extended use of NOL card as a means of payment for services across Dubai, specifying the initial cost of adding any new service to NOL system platform, and studying the economic feasibility of projects added to NOL platform. Objectives also include identifying the operational model for managing services to be added to NOL platform, besides ensuring that the respective responsibilities of all service beneficiaries are clearly defined, and the conditions governing uses are specified as part of the service expansion map."
HE Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director General of the Dubai Smart City Office, expressed her delight with the signing of the MoU with RTA, adding that it would enhance the communication, integration and cooperation between government bodies through partnerships in support of strategic initiatives and strategic projects. By enabling the NOL card system as one of the smart payment means in Dubai city, we will be making a positive contribution towards transferring Dubai into the smartest and happiest city worldwide. This partnership will also boost the agenda & roadmap of the smart transition overseen by the Office targeting all sectors in Dubai. The ultimate objective of this drive is to set new world records as regards the readiness & sophistication of Dubai, and bring added happiness to citizens, residents, visitors and tourists as well as the business community of the city.
"As a smart payment channel, NOL card would enable Dubai residents to make mini payments as it had been endorsed as a means of payment in the city. Thus, it adds to other existing e-payment channels provided by the Dubai Smart Government to corporate & individual customers for online payment of government fees run by stakeholders around-the-clock from anywhere," continued Aisha.
Through offering smooth, safe and effective payment experience 24/7, the RTA and the Dubai Smart City Office are endeavoring to enhance the happy experiences across the entire Emirate.
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