Umm Al Quwain Al Maidan Marina Expansion's $18m Phase 1 complete
The UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development is implementing the project, Phase 2 of which includes a new fish market
The $17.7m (AED65m) Umm Al Qaiwain Al Maidan Marina Expansion project's first phase, implemented by the UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development, has been completed, chairman of Umm Al Quwain Cooperative Fishermen Association, Jassem Humaid Ghanim Al Shar, said.
Phase 1 included the construction of a breakwater and 130 berths of various sizes, including 30 large berths ranging from 11.5-14m, bringing the total number to 440.
Phase 2 of the project entails the construction of a coast guard station, a fish market, storage space for fishermen, accommodation for workers, and other service facilities.
According to UAE state news agency, Wam, the expansion project is expected to encourage Emiratis to work in industry.
Al Shar praised the support of HH Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain and Chairman of the Umm Al Quwain Executive Council, for fishermen in the UAE.