Panel approves projects worth Dh800m

Acting upon the instructions of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Initiatives Follow-up Committee has approved a package of key development and housing projects worth Dh800 million for raising the living, economic and social standards of citizens.

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Published: Thu 18 Apr 2013, 6:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:55 AM

In its meeting held on Thursday, the committee also approved construction of 760 villas for citizens across the emirates.

Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the committee, said the panel would implement directives given by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to study eligibility of 622 families for houses. Some of these applications were submitted to Gen Shaikh Mohammed during his tour of the eastern coast.

Those villas, he added, would be part of the world-class, fully serviced residential complexes the committee is currently building in different parts of the country.

The committee gave its nod for replacing 138 old houses at Massafi, Rahba and Khor Khuwair in Ras Al Khaimah and Diba Laqoub in Fujairah. It also approved replacement of an 132 kilovolt overhead line at Salma in Umm Al Quwain with 8.5-kilometre land cables at a total cost of Dh70 million. The committee also approved awarding the contract for building the Dh15-million autism centre in Umm Al Quwain. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.

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