UAE VP approves projects worth AED7bn on East coast
Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved projects worth AED7bn for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development after a field visit to the eastern coast on 29 February 2016.
The projects approved included housing aid, the building of new residential complexes, roads, schools, health centres and government buildings.
The Vice President also met with five ministers during his visit to inspect projects and review future plans. After which he visited a school in Kalba and a youth sports complex in Fujairah and ordered the establishment of a similar complex in Ras al-Khaimah.
He approved the extension of Emirates Road leading to the Ras al-Khaimah ring road and the Khatm Al Milaha road reaching Fujairah.
Sheikh Mohammed also approved 17 new projects worth AED1.5 billion, which will be implemented by the ministry in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Around AED5bn has been allocated until 2021 for citizen accommodation projects that will benefit 42,000 people over the next five years.
He said: “Development must be achieved comprehensively and be balanced across all regions of the country.
“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.”