The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of its Green Buses Capacity Building Programme.
Through this innovative programme, the ITC seeks to develop capacities in the field of green buses and enhance the specialised skills of Emirati competencies, and strengthen the skills of young UAE engineers through a series of specialised technical internal and external training programmes.
The training programmes are carried out in collaboration with the ITC’s pioneering partners in the field of hydrogen-fueled and electric buses from South Korea and the People’s Republic of China. The programme also offers the opportunity to exchange knowledge with international technical experts, which in turn, will qualify the UAE employees to lead the planning and operations procedures of the hydrogen-fuelled and electric buses and their infrastructure.
Localisation of innovative solutions
This programme aims to enhance the development and localisation of innovative solutions, dedicated to the advancement of the public transport system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, adjusting it to become more suitable to the local environment and thereby achieving the aspirations of the UAE’s wise leadership in supporting sustainable development goals (SDGs) and building a brighter and more sustainable future for current and future generations.
Moreover, the programme is part of the Integrated Transport Centre's efforts to establish an integrated and sustainable transport system that upholds the development process in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, enhances the quality of services provided to the community and supports the Emirate's strategic plans in building a sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation, where human capital is the main driving force of its growth and sustainability.
The Green Buses Capacity Building Programme is a key focus of the ITC’s strategy in its move towards the use of hydrogen-fuelled and electric buses in the public transport bus fleet in the emirate.--TradeArabia News Service