UAE construction and development projects worth $545m reviewed

The 292-bed $235.75m (AED865.9m) Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital project in Fujairah will be complete in February 2021

The approved projects include the construction of 379 houses in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej district
Wam
The approved projects include the construction of 379 houses in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej district

The Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has reviewed a series of construction and development projects in the country and around the region worth $545m (AED2bn).

The approved projects include the construction of 379 houses in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej district, between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, at a cost of $136.4m (AED501m).

The committee, chaired by the general director of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, was also briefed about the progress of the $235.75m (AED865.9m) Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital project in Fujairah, which is expected to be completed in February 2021.

The 292-bed hospital, which covers an area of 83,965m2, will help in the treatment of victims of disasters and serious accidents.

The committee also approved two environmental projects worth $32.4m (AED119m), which are part of a series of comprehensive national waste management projects, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

The first of these projects comprises the restoration of the Julfar Landfill in Ras Al Khaimah costing $16.7m (AED61.3m), while the second is the construction of a central sewage treatment plant in Dibba Al Fujairah and the upgradation of landfills in Al Hail, Dana, Al Bidiyah, and Hilla in Fujairah, at a cost of $15.7m (AED57.7m).

The committee also discussed upgrading the city’s landfill in Umm Al Quwain, which is expected to cost $8m (AED29.3m).

In addition, the committee approved road, lighting, flood water, and sewage plant projects in many regions around the country at a total cost of $137m (AED503m).

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