UAE approves three federal road projects

Ministry of Public Works greenlights projects to develop Sharjah-Dhaid, Shaam-Al Dara, and Western Khor Fakkan roads

PHOTO: The UAE’s Ministry of Public Works aims to improve the efficiency of the current road network, particularly in terms of safety and security. Credit: Shutterstock

The UAE’s Ministry of Public Works has approved three federal road projects to improve infrastructure and connect a number of regions in the country, state news agency WAM reported.

One of the approved projects will see the development of the Sharjah-Dhaid Road, stretching over 35km. The project has been divided into three phases, and a consultant has been appointed to complete the design of the first phase, from the fifth interchange to the eighth in both directions. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, it was reported.

The ministry has also completed the final designs of the Shaam-Al Dara Road at the UAE-Oman border, deemed vital towards improving traffic flow in the northern region. The project is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2016.

Meanwhile, the third project by the Ministry of Public Works involves the completion of the Western Khor Fakkan Road. The proposed project will complement the existing Khor Fakkan E99, and the Western Khor Fakkan Ring Road.

The projects are in line with the goals outlined in the UAE 2021 Vision and the National Agenda, said Dr. Eng. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, minister of public works.

“The ministry’s policy is to upgrade the efficiency of the current [road] network, especially with regard to security and safety requirements. To this end, the Ministry of Works has adopted three projects for the construction of vital federal roads that connect different parts of the country,” the minister said.

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