The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and NWTN, an eco-conscious mobility technology company bringing passenger-centric green mobility solutions to the world, have signed an agreement to provide job opportunities for National talent while developing the emirate’s automotive industry and sustainable economy.

NWTN plans to build an integrated production line and expand its factory in Abu Dhabi in line with the highest industrial and sustainability standards. The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), ADDED’s arm to develop the industrial sector, and NWTN will cooperate to provide training and professional development opportunities to Nationals, ensuring their successful integration into NWTN group companies.

The two parties will also accelerate development of a modern automotive industry, foster an innovation community to contribute to automotive technology, and strengthen the green economy’s frameworks.

They will explore cooperation opportunities in advanced technologies, innovation, creativity, and research and development (R&D) in the transportation industry, which is one of the subsectors targeted by the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy.

His Excellency Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, attended the signing ceremony of the agreement, which was signed by Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and Mohammad Rashid Al Hafi from NWTN.

The agreement is part of ADDED’s initiatives to deliver the objectives of Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy, which was launched in June 2022 to strengthen the emirate’s position as the region’s most competitive industrial hub.

ADDED is furthering its efforts to develop, attract and upskill human capital in the industrial sector to meet the rising demand for highly skilled, knowledge-based jobs, as well as enhancing green economy practices and Industry 4.0 technologies to drive Abu Dhabi’s transition towards a smart, circular and sustainable economy.

Eng. Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of IDB, said: “This agreement with NWTN is part of our efforts to enhance Abu Dhabi’s competitiveness, equip talent with necessary skills, and develop automotive and transportation industry in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy. As talent development is a top priority for us, we are pleased to collaborate with NWTN to train and create new opportunities for Emirati talent and to drive innovation in the industrial sector. We believe this step will help in attracting new quality investments to benefit from growth opportunities in Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing sector.”

Paul Lin, President of Automotive at NWTN, said: “We are excited about the prospects of expanding our operations in Abu Dhabi and contributing to the growth of the auto industry. This partnership aligns with our commitment to both local talent development and technological advancement.”