25 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Chairman of Etihad Rail, recently chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail in Al Dhafra region. H.H. was accompanied by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, H.E. Falah Al Ahbabi, and members of the Board.

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reviewed Etihad Rail’s new strategy and goals, and was briefed on the company’s operational progress to date, future plans and initiatives.

Following the Board meeting, H.H. toured the Etihad Rail site in Mirfa, visiting and inspecting a number of facilities including the Operations Control Center, the maintenance building, and the company’s fleet of locomotives, wagons. The railway has so far transported 18.2 million tons of sulfur granules from its sources in Shah and Habshan to the export point in Ruwais.

During the visit, H.H. also met with a number of Emirati employees from the Al Dhafra region. H.H heard firsthand of the employees’ pride in working on such an ambitious national project and witnessed their dedication to learning and developing as the project grows in the future.

The company’s objectives are in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and contribute to the relentless efforts made to attain economic diversification and social development in the UAE.