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President’s Initiatives Committee tours development projects

WAM Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2013 (WAM) — The Follow up Committee of Initiatives of UAE President, headed by Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, has toured development projects it is implementing in various emirates.

The Committee started its inspectional tour of Qour Valley where its members inspected houses built for citizens there.

At a meeting with citizens, Al Zaabi stressed the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s sincere resolve to secure the highest standards of welfare to citizens. He also referred to the directives given by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for meeting all requirements of the citizens. Al Zaabi also commended the close follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, of the progress of work on projects being executed by the Committee.

He added that the Committee is working diligently to implement the leadership’s instructions for placing the welfare of citizen at the top of its priorities.

Encounters with citizens and municipal officials and tours of regions, he said, were important to inspect progress of works, assess their needs and demands and to listen to their observations on the under-construction projects, especially in the housing sector.

Al Zaabi, along with Committee members including Minister of Public Works Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, surveyed a 61-house project in the area.

Then, the Committee headed to Fujairah and visited the water distribution network, a vital project aimed to provide Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Diba Kalba with water.

When completed, the water project will help develop the basic infrastructure in the Eastern Coast. The first phase of project includes supply, installation and commissioning of water pumps, water pressure and control systems, electrical and civil engineering works. In the second phase, Al Hail Industrial Zone will get water supplies. Water reservoirs, each with a capacity of five million gallons of water will also be built. The third phase envisages commissioning of four water pumps in addition to electrical and civil engineering works.

The Committee also inspected work on the Khor Fakkan ring road before it arrived at the 110-unit Harai Housing Complex.

During the tour, project engineer Ibrahim Al Mansouri told the Committee about the percentage of achievement in the project, noting that the project is commissioning a new modern sewerage system, the first of its kind in the Eastern Coast.

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