Infrastructure projects worth $2.72mn take shape along East Coast in UAE

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei visits the project sites on the East Coast with senior officials.

UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei informed that the Infrastructure projects valued at $2.72 billion (Dh10 billion) are currently in progress along the East Coast of the UAE.

The projects are part of the 2018-23 five-year plan, which contains the investment programs of the Ministry and the projects implemented by the Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President.

Al Mazroeui made the remarks while visiting the ongoing projects on the East Coast region. He was accompanied by Hassan Mohammed Al Mansouri, the Ministry’s Under-Secretary for Infrastructure Affairs, and other senior officials.

The projects include the development of new Fujairah Police Headquarters worth $26 million (Dh96.7 million) and the modernization of the current Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Road at a cost of $68 million (Dh250 million). The plan further involves constructing new intersections, as well as three tunnels for cars and three underpasses for pedestrians.

Al Mazrouei further inspected development on the projects to upgrade Meliha Road, off Sheikh Khalifa Highway, the E99 Road, to connect the two roads and illuminate them using energy-efficient LED lighting.

According to him, the Ministry is managing 104 dams and levees, with a total capacity of 130 million cubic meters. Besides, he added that more than 40 million cubic meters of rainwater were stored in the ministry’s dams last year.

At the end of his trip, Al Mazrouei highlighted the ministry’s initiatives aimed at improving young Emiratis’ skills and ensure that they are well prepared to handle all aspects of planning, designing, and executing future developmental projects.