His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gave the greenlight to these projects while continuing his field tour in northern emirates. Image Credit: Dubai Media Office

Dubai: Fujairah is set to get a boost of Dh1 billion for the expansion of the emirate’s infrastructure, the UAE government announced on Tuesday.

“All the regions of the UAE are important and have great development potential. Infrastructure projects are key to the nation’s development and prosperity,” said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as he made the announcement.

The allocation came as part of the 2017-2021 five-year plan being implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development on the eastern coast, according to a press release from Dubai Media Office.

Shaikh Mohammad also approved the allocation of Dh400 million to build a residential complex in Khor Fakkan as part of the same plan. This will be executed by the Shaikh Zayed Housing Programme.

The announcement was made during Shaikh Mohammad’s visit to Fujairah and Khor Fakkan.

He affirmed that the UAE’s development efforts cover the entire country as part of a clear plan to meet the requirements of the coming phase.

“Health care 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,” he noted.

Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman of the Shaikh Zayed Housing Programme.

Other projects

Shaikh Mohammad also visited the Dh50 million court project in Khor Fakkan, which spans an area of 16,500 square metres 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 Dh200 million.

He also reviewed the progress of a project to renovate and develop Maliha Road and connect it with Phase One. The Minister of Infrastructure Development briefed him about the project that is set to be completed in December 2019 at a total cost of Dh170 million.

Shaikh Mohammad 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.

He also visited a number of health care projects in Fujairah and Khor Fakkan, as well as projects to build a new general headquarters for police in Fujairah, and a civil defence centre and facility for courts and prosecution in Dibba.

Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi said the UAE is currently implementing a comprehensive plan to meet the requirements of various regions of the country, and create the right infrastructure for boosting economic development.

The plan also seeks to achieve the government’s goal to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021, and realise the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071.