Dubai's ruler approves infrastructure projects worth $544m

01 July 2013

Three-year plan to include construction of new federal buildings and roads

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Ministry of Public Works’ new three-year plan, which includes a package of new infrastructure projects worth AED2bn ($544m), according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).

One of the new projects being launched under the 2014 – 2016 plan is the first phase of the construction of Al-Amal Hospital in Dubai, which will cost about AED600m. The hospital, which will extend over an area of 54,000 square metres and have a capacity of 272 beds, is to be completed in 24 months.

Other new infrastructure projects will include construction of various federal-service buildings and delivery of new roads in order to provide links between all cities and regions of the UAE.

WAM reported earlier this year that the ministry is currenlty supervising projects worth about AED877m. The projects are focused on improving education, health, and security.

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