UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed announces $272m Fujairah infrastructure projects
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday announced the allocation of AED1 billion ($272 million) for infrastructure projects in Fujairah.
The announcement - made during his visit to Fujairah and Khor Fakkan - is part of the 2017-2021 five-year plan being implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development on the eastern coast.
According to Arabian Business, Sheikh Mohammed also approved the allocation of AED400 million to build a residential complex in Khor Fakkan as part of the same plan. This will be executed by the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme.
"All the regions of the UAE are important and have great development potential. Infrastructure projects are key to the nation’s development and prosperity," Sheikh Mohammed said in comments published by state news agency WAM.
"Healthcare and education projects are vital to improving the quality of life of our communities, and we strive to provide the best facilities to our citizens," he said. "Our development efforts will be the same across the country, because the vision is the same and the land is the same."
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited the AED50 million court project in Khor Fakkan, which spans an area of 16,500 square metre and reviewed the renovation and maintenance of Hamad bin Abdullah Road in Fujairah, which is set to be completed in the first half of 2020 at a cost of AED200 million.
He also reviewed the progress of a number of projects related to the renovation and development of federal road E88 which links Sharjah, Al Dhaid and Masafi as well as a number of education projects that include the construction of schools.