Dh435m road construction contracts awarded

Dh435m road construction contracts awarded

The Follow-up Committee of Initiatives of the UAE President has approved awarding two contracts for the construction of the Ras Al Khaimah Ring Road and phase 1 of Khorfakkan Western Ring Road at a total cost of Dh435 million.

By (Wam)

Published: Sun 24 Jun 2012, 9:29 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:31 PM

The projects are being implemented in line with the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the following up of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The committee, headed by Deputy Presidential Affairs Minister Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, was briefed about the two projects by the technical subcommittee overseeing progress of the projects being implemented under the initiatives.

The Dh398 million Ras Al Khaimah Ring Road is a 32-kilometre arterial extension of the proposed Umm Al Quwain express highway. The project is scheduled for completion in two years. The road will have three lanes in each direction, separated by a 12-metre wide median barrier that could be used in the future to add a fourth lane in both directions.

The four-kilomtre Khorfakkan Western Ring Road will serve as an alternative to vehicles going to and from Khorfakkan Port and other cities in the country. The Dh35-million road will have two fully lit lanes in each direction.

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