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The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No. 13 of 2014 changing the name of National Transport Authority (NTA) to Federal Land and Marine Transport Authority (FLMTA).
The first article of the new law provides for replacing the old name of NTA with the new name ‘Federal Land and Marine Transport Authority (FLMTA)’ in the text of Federal Law No. 1 of 1971 regarding the jurisdiction of ministries, powers of ministers and amending laws thereof.
The second and third articles provide for superseding any other law that is in conflict with the provisions of the new law as well as with any ruling on the publication of the law in the official Gazette and its coming into force.
The new law was issued to remove any common confusion between the name NTA and the names of the Emirates Transport and other federal or local departments.
The change is also aimed to clarity FLMTA’s specialisation and role, showcase its local and international role, to clear confusion and express its jurisdiction in land and marine transport.