The late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


UAE spent over Dh40 billion in development projects under Sheikh Khalifa: reports


DUBAI – The UAE spent more than Dh40 billion in development projects under the rule of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to reports of major international institutions.

Nationwide projects helped the country rank among the top 10 countries with global competitiveness in the energy and infrastructure sector for 2021.

Due to the support and vision of Sheikh Khalifa, the UAE has rapidly achieved progress and occupied a prominent stature in the areas of infrastructure and housing, according to WAM.

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure completed construction of more than 3,000 federal buildings, including educational and health facilities, mosques and government services buildings.

During Sheikh Khalifa’s rule, the UAE completed construction and upgrade of more than 230 public schools, a world-class system of hospitals and 32 federal government health facilities.

Sheikh Khalifa also supported fishermen by establishing more than 24 fishing ports.

The ministry achieved considerable progress in terms of roads, with the total length of federal roads reaching more than 900 kilometres with the completion of more than 140 projects. The total length of traffic lanes on federal roads reached 4,300 kilometres over the past 18 years, linking the country’s regions and cities in a smooth and flexible manner.

On water development, the UAE constructed more than 106 dams in the past 20 years, increasing the capacity of the country’s dams and reservoirs to more than 200-million cubic metres.

Emiratis also received housing support through the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. Under the program, more than 33,838 citizen families were given housing support in residential areas. ICA/Expat Media

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