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President’s Initiatives Follow-up Committee approves various projects worth AED 298

WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan 31st, 2013 (WAM) — In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to speed up the work on all vital projects in improving social and economic standard of the citizens, the Committee to follow-up initiatives of President has awarded a number of vital projects worth AED 298 million.

These includes the ring road and tunnel project of Dibba-Khorfakkan between Sharm and Al Aqah in Fujairah and the projects of building 93 housing units for citizens in various areas, as well as supplying equipments for Ministry of Health.

Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Committee in a meeting yesterday stressed the committee’s keenness to speed up the completion of citizens housing projects. These projects have special attention and follow up from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The committee reviewed the recommendations of the Technical Committee and after analysing thoroughly awarded 93 housing projects in various areas of the country.

He also hailed the Federal Electricity ‘&’ Water Authority’s (FEWA) cooperation in provision of electricity and water for the housing projects in various emirates, that helped in the rapid completion of the residential projects reaching the goals of securing decent living standard for the citizens.

The total cost of ring road and tunnel project of Dibba-Khorfakkan between Sharm and Al Aqah in Fujairah is AED166 million. It is considered one of the vital roads which connects the two cities and represents a connecting point between Khorfakkan Port and Dibba Port.

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