UAE construction and development projects worth $545m reviewed

The Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has reviewed a series of construction and development projects in the country and around the region worth $545m (AED2bn).

The approved projects include the construction of 379 houses in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej district, between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, at a cost of $136.4m (AED501m).

The committee, chaired by the general director of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, was also briefed about the progress of the $235.75m (AED865.9m) Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital project in Fujairah, which is expected to be completed in February 2021.

The 292-bed hospital, which covers an area of 83,965m2, will help in the treatment of victims of disasters and serious accidents.

The committee also approved two environmental projects worth $32.4m (AED119m), which are part of a series of comprehensive national waste management projects, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

The first of these projects comprises the restoration of the Julfar Landfill in Ras Al Khaimah costing $16.7m (AED61.3m), while the second is the construction of a central sewage treatment plant in Dibba Al Fujairah and the upgradation of landfills in Al Hail, Dana, Al Bidiyah, and Hilla in Fujairah, at a cost of $15.7m (AED57.7m).

The committee also discussed upgrading the city’s landfill in Umm Al Quwain, which is expected to cost $8m (AED29.3m).

In addition, the committee approved road, lighting, flood water, and sewage plant projects in many regions around the country at a total cost of $137m (AED503m).


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