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UAE government approves AED1.2bn infrastructure projects

The UAE government has allocated AED1.2bn for the completion of a number of infrastructure and urban development projects across the country.

The approval was given by Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, reported state news agency Wam.

The key projects include the Sheikh Khalifa Central Hospital in the northern emirate of Fujairah which has been allocated funds worth AED865.9mn. With a capacity of up to 300 beds, the hospital will provide 24-hour services to patients. It consists of 11 specialised departments, outpatient clinics, and a 32-bed emergency ward. The hospital will also have a three-storey rehabilitation centre, housed in a separate building and 673 parking spots.

Besides this, the committee also approved funding for a number of infrastructure projects, including the road linking the Sheikh Khalifa highway (from Maliha passing though Madam up to Al Shuwaib), valued at AED323mn.

Funds worth AED12.4mn were also approved by the committee to carry out internal roads and parking works in the residential complexes of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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