Dh7 Billion for Key Projects in 2016 and 2017

In a recent visit of Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in eastern coast region, reviewed the progress of implemented projects by Infrastructure Development Ministry.

Including residential support programs, roads, schools, health centers, building new residential complexes and government buildings these projects are worth Dh 7 billion.

Shaikh Mohammed approved 17 new projects worth Dh1.5 billion, implemented by the Ministry in 2016 and 2017 in the areas of education, highways, healthcare, (sports and culture) complex from the federal government budgetary allocations.

UAE’s eastern region comprises Fujairah, Dibba Al Fujairah, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, and Al Hosn. Across the country, funding is amounted to 10.3 percent to the total allocated expenditures.

Project is set to be implemented during this year including Special Forces buildings, a Deportation Prison in Sharjah, police stations, building hospitals for (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Children), buildings for the departments of Civil Defense, along-with expanding emergency section of Al Qassimi Hospital Al Khezamia, Shaam Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, building Maternal and Child Care centers in addition to a number of health care centers throughout the eastern region.

Projects scheduled to be implemented next year includes creating and raising the efficiency of Dibba-Massafi road (Phase II), Dubai- Fujairah highway, extending Emirates Road (Phase II), extending the road between Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah ring road roundabout of Al Aqran, developing the road Massafi – Fujairah.

Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al Tayer stressed on a point to adopt a strategy aimed to provide necessary finance to improve the infrastructure projects implementation within the UAE.

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