UAE infrastructure ministry portfolio worth $389m
The authority is working on 12 "vital" projects across the country, which include road developments worth $100m in Fujairah and four buildings for the Ministry of Interior
The UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development is currently managing a portfolio worth $389.3m (AED1.43bn), it has been revealed.
Comprising 12 "vital" projects, the ministry's programme focuses on several of the UAE's emirates.
The portfolio contains four developments for the Ministry of Interior, two for the Ministry of Justice, one for the Ministry of Culture Knowledge Development, and five road projects.
For the Ministry of Interior, the second unit of the Special Security Force Command Building in Seeh Al Mahab-Al Dhaid and the Shamel Centre branch building of the Al Dhaid Police in Sharjah; a multi-service Al Daggaga Police Centre in Ras al-Khaimah; and the Citizenship and Residence Building in Umm Al Quwain, are being developed by the infrastructure authority.
The projects of the Ministry of Justice include the two buildings of the Khorfakkan Court in Sharjah and the Masfout Court in Ajman.
Meanwhile, the Cultural Centre branch in Fujairah is its sole project for the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.
The ministry's portfolio of road projects includes constructing Phase 1 of the road connecting Sheikh Khalifa Highway in Fujairah with the Khatm Melaha Centre and E99 Road; the Hamad bin Abdullah Road Project in Fujairah; the Al Badi Bridge intersection in Sharjah; and Phase 2 of the Al Emarat Suhaila-Al Shamal Road's extension.
Spanning 4,4km, works for the Sheikh Khalifa Highway in Fujairah cost $32.6m (AED120m), and are due to be completed in Q3 2017.
The project's scope includes the development of two lanes in each direction and an island to allow the development of a future road, as well as traffic lights; a drainage system for rainwater; a road lighting network; and metal barriers for protection.
The Hamad bin Abdullah Street project, worth $68.1m (AED250m), is due to be completed in Q1 2020.
Part of the infrastructure ministry's investment programme, the project includes restructuring, expanding, and renewing the road as the main artery of Fujairah.
A contract to develop and improve the efficiency of Al Ittihad Road (E11) from Falaj Al Mualla Umm Al Quwain Road to Al Salam Bridge is also being handled by the ministry.
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Minister of Infrastructure Development, said the project at the intersection of Al Badi Bridge costs $54.4m (AED200m), and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The project is divided into three parts, which include the construction of a bridge to move traffic from Dubai to Sharjah; the construction of a three-lane exit road for Sharjah-Dubai traffic; and the expansion – from three lanes to seven – of the current bridge on the intersection between Al Emarat Street and Maliha Street, WAM reported.