Dh726m housing project okayed

DUBAI — Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved a Dh726 million project for the construction and maintenance of 1,219 government houses in different areas of Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2005, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:45 PM

The civic body chairman directed the municipality's concerned departments to execute the project in scheduled time to cater to the future needs of UAE national families.

He assured that the government is keen on providing a high standard of living for nationals and improving the quality of their lives by providing modern housing in place of their old houses. He noted that the houses being built will not only offer a good living and privacy to the nationals but will also improve their social life. Consultant offices have been asked to prepare the design and implementation plan for all areas under the project, which is to be completed in two years. Most of the houses under the project will be ready by mid of 2007.

Qassim Sultan, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said the project will include replacement of existing houses, some of which have suffered damage. He noted that Dubai is concerned with the well being of its national citizens, and the move is in line with the direction by the country's leadership to provide proper housing to UAE nationals. He added that the civic body provided the land for the project as part of its housing programme for UAE nationals, especially those belonging to the low income group.

Sultan said that the demographics, surroundings and privacy of the families were taken into consideration in designing the project. The houses under the project involve two and five bedroom housing units, which are constructed in a way so as to allow expansion if need be in the future.

A total of 259 houses have been approved for Hatta, 173 in Oud Al Muteena, 114 in Al Quoz (4), and another 232 in Oud Al Muteena which will be completed by the end of October 2006. Also approved are 115 houses in Al Quoz (2), 80 in Al Mizhar (1), 100 in Al Khawaneej and 80 in Satwa. These houses will be completed by end of April 2007. As part of the project, 11 houses were approved for Hor Al Anz and will be completed by the end of next year. The 10 houses approved in Zabeel area are expected to be complete by mid-December next year.

In addition to this, 15 houses will be constructed in new Margham, and five in Nazwa, while five houses will be constructed in Al Mirqab where 20 existing housing units would also be brought under maintenance. The works would be completed by May 2007. The plots of land in the project are 5,000 sq feet to 15,000 sq feet, and the houses include single and double storey units. As part of its government housing project for national, the municipality earlier this year gave away 186 housing units.

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