Saudi Arabia, UAE unite for home construction standards, projects
The joint working team has been formed under the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council to unify housing service delivery
A joint working team has been formed to underscore the partnership between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the housing sector as part of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council's remit to provide housing services, launch projects, implement studies, and unify standards related to construction processes and materials.
The joint team will also coordinate the implementation of laws that prioritise housing projects and construction materials produced in the two countries, as well as in other GCC states.
The UAE's Minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman of Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, said the collaboration would help the UAE achieve housing sustainability.
According to UAE state news agency, Wam, the council was formed as part of an agreement signed in May 2016 between the UAE and Saudi Arabia under the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.