The UAE has infrastructure projects worth Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion) currently under way along the country’s east coast, said Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
These projects are part of the 2018-23 five-year plan, which includes the ministry’s investment programme and the projects undertaken by the Follow up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President.
Al Mazroeui made his remarks while touring a number of projects being carried out on the East Coast. The projects included the new headquarters of the Fujairah Police being set up at an investment of Dh96.7 million, along with the upgrading of the Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Road, at a total cost of Dh250 million.
The project entails construction of new intersections, as well as three car tunnels and three pedestrians underpasses, he stated.
Al Mazrouei also inspected progress on the project to upgrade Meliha Road, off Sheikh Khalifa Highway, the E99 Road, to link the two roads and to illuminate them using energy-efficient LED lighting.
According to him, the ministry is currently overseeing work on 104 dams and levees, with a total capacity of 130 million cu m.