DUBAI, 16th November, 2016 (WAM)–Dubai Road and Transport’s, RTA, Rail Agency, has been named the winner of Stevie Awards’ bronze category in the field of Health, Safety and Environment, HSE, for 2016.

Sponsored by US-based international organisation under the same name, Stevie Awards attract intense participations from 3, 500 global entities or more, competing for top accolades. Since 2002, Stevie Awards have been ranked among the world’s most coveted prizes awarded to the best-performing individuals & organisations hailing from more than 60 countries in a variety of business fields.

Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA Rail Agency, expressed deep delight with the winning of this prestigious award, especially as the field of transport is hotly contested and judged by a panel of 150 top executives, business leaders and innovators in various categories of the Awards.

“The Rail Agency has managed to win this award, thanks to the world-class specifications relating to health, safety and environment in the Dubai Metro & Tram projects. These two modes are powered by clean energy (electricity) and as such contribute effectively to curbing carbon footprint and nurturing a safe & healthy environment,” stated Abdul Mohsen.

“The rail industry commands considerable attention all over the globe in view of the steady increase in the number of population and the growing need for affordable transit means that enable people to cope with the requirements of life and business. The Dubai Metro, both Red and Green Lines, as well as the Dubai Tram echo the visionary & realistic policy of our government towards addressing the needs of various community segments,” added the CEO of RTA Rail Agency.