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50 Percent of Fines on Land Transport License Violations Waived
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) announced that the UAE Cabinet has approved a decision to waive 50 percent of fines for violating operating cards renewal and cancellation, as per the Federal Law No. (9) of 2011 concerning land transport. The partial waiver applies on fines that were imposed on MoEI-licensed land transport companies between the issue date of the federal law and its executive regulations and November 11, 2022.
The federal law makes it mandatory for companies to become licensed by MoEI and secure an operating card for their land vehicles before transporting people or goods.
His Excellency Eng Hassan Mohammed Al Mansouri, Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs at MoEI, said: “The partial waiver will reduce the financial pressure on these companies and help the transport sector grow and enhance its competitiveness. The Cabinet decision reflects the government’s keenness to establish an attractive business environment for local and international investors in this sector.”
For his part, His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Al Qasimi, Assistant Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport Regulation Sector at MoEI, said: “The partial waiver encourages land transport companies to comply with the law and makes the sector more appealing for investors. The UAE has some of the most advanced and integrated transport facilities and infrastructure in the world, seamlessly connecting our cities and supporting the sustainable growth of our vibrant sectors, particularly the economy, trade, and tourism sectors, as well as social connections.”
His Excellency Sheikh Al Qasimi urged land transport companies to benefit from the partial waiver, which became effective early 2023.