Dubai targets launching 36 projects until 2021 – minister

Dubai’s Infrastructure Development Ministry plans to launch 36 projects from 2017 to 2021 under the framework of its investment programme, its minister Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi said on Monday.

These projects include the sectors of security, education, health and services, as well as federal road and maintenance projects, costing an estimated total of AED10 billion, he added.

Al Nuaimi stressed that these projects aim to respond to the needs of the UAE’s various regions and keep pace with its rapid growth, which requires the development of an advanced infrastructure compatible with this development.

The budget for these projects is divided between implementing and maintaining government buildings at a cost of AED6.62 billion, constructing and maintaining federal roads at a cost of AED 3.38 billion, along with four road implementation projects costing around AED 780 million.

They also include the launch of six new health centres and hospitals costing around AED350 million, and security building projects costing AED 525 million, along with four new schools costing AED600 million, and five public government buildings costing AED 152 million.

Al Nuaimi said that due to its concerted efforts, the ministry has achieved many successes in 2019, most notably the launch of the Budaiya Bridge Project.

The ministry, in coordination with its strategic partners, created and developed an advanced spatial infrastructure system as a tool for planning, designing and managing development projects that aim to achieve the country’s goals and support the UAE’s position in global competitiveness indexes, he said in conclusion.

Source: Emirates News Agency