Infrastructure works worth $1.9bn approved in UAE

Green light for projects in Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah

PHOTO: Sheikh Mohammed inspected a number of planned projects on the UAE’s eastern coast. Credit: WAM

Infrastructure projects worth AED7 billion ($1.9bn) have been approved in the UAE by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The move will include developments in Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah, with the announcement made as Sheikh Mohammed inspected projects on the UAE’s eastern coast.

The new projects, for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, include the building of residential complexes, roads, schools, health centres and government buildings, and include approvals for housing aid, according to state news agency WAM.

Citizen accommodation projects worth AED5 billion have been allocated until 2021, which will benefit 42,000 people over the next five years, it was reported. Sheikh Mohammed also approved 17 new projects worth AED1.5 billion, which will be implemented by the ministry this year and in 2017.

“The government will closely follow-up on all sectors and infrastructure is at the top of its agenda to provide a decent living condition for citizens,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Sheikh Mohammed ordered the establishment of a youth sports complex in Ras al-Khaimah, and approved the extension of Emirates Road leading to the Ras al-Khaimah ring road and the Khatm Al Milaha road reaching Fujairah.

“Housing is an essential service, and is every citizen’s right, and a priority for the government. We do not accept any delay or disruption in providing residential assistance to citizens,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“Government project workers and innovators have our full appreciation. Our communication is open to all teams and our criteria for assessing performance will be on the field and on the ground, and not through office reports.”

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