Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid approves Dh7bn for Northern Emirates projects

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FUJAIRAH // A Dh7 billion budget for infrastructure projects was approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on a trip to the country’s east coast on Monday.

According to state news agency Wam, the projects include approvals for housing aid, the building of new residential complexes, roads, schools, health centres and government buildings.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai tweeted about his visit, saying he was there to “review the development projects of three ministries”.

He added in another tweet: “A Dh5 billion budget for housing projects for the upcoming five years, with 42,000 beneficiaries, and the approval on 12 residential complexes.

“The government will closely follow-up on all sectors and infrastructure is at the top of its agenda to provide decent living conditions for citizens,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

He also met five ministers, inspected projects and reviewed future plans. He then visited a school in Kalba, and a youth sports complex in Fujairah and ordered that a similar complex be built in Ras Al Khaimah.

“During the school visit, the minister of education had suggested to include programming in the curriculum and develop the students’ self-reading and self-learning skills,” he tweeted.

He also approved the extension of Emirates Road leading to the Ras Al Khaimah ring road and the Khatm Al Milaha road reaching Fujairah.

He made an inspection visit to Safad Dam in Fujairah and reviewed with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment a plan to manage the ­water sources of local farmers.

“We will continue to monitor all the sectors and the infrastructure and it will be on the top of our agenda, to ensure a decent life for residents,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

Sheikh Mohammed also offered his condolences to the family of martyr Mohammed Rashid Ali Al Dhanhani, who died on Saturday when the military vehicle he was travelling in overturned in Yemen.