Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 June 2019

Northern Emirates to get Dh11bn in road and infrastructure upgrades

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces development plans on second day of Northern Emirates tour

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, is briefed on some of the roads and infrastructure projects planned for the Northern Emirates. Wam
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, is briefed on some of the roads and infrastructure projects planned for the Northern Emirates. Wam

The UAE has allocated Dh11 billion to the improvement of roads and infrastructure in the Northern Emirates.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the allocation of funds on the second day of his tour of the emirates, where he reviewed some of the projects.

"Infrastructure advancement will benefit our sustainable development," he said. "There are no areas beyond its coverage.

"The UAE's transportation system is a key part of its infrastructure projects, and it translates our future vision of sustainable development," he said.

Sheikh Mohammed said he would continue to embark on field visits to ensure the development projects do not stop.

On Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Prime Minister of the UAE, visited Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, where he was briefed on Ministry of Infrastructure Development projects such as Al Montazi Residential Complex in Ajman and Al Shuhada City Complex in Umm Al Quwain.

He also launched the restoration of Al Ittihad Street, the oldest arterial road linking the emirates, at an estimated cost of Dh1bn, to improve traffic flow.

Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future; and Dr Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development.

Updated: February 27, 2019 10:26 AM

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