President’s Initiatives Follow-up Committee approves development projects worth AED 800 mn

WAM Abu Dhabi, 18th April 2013 (WAM) — Acting upon instructions of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Initiatives Follow-up Committee has approved a package of key development and housing projects worth AED 800 million for raising the living, economic and social standards of citizens.

The Committee also approved in its meeting today construction of 760 villas for citizens across the emirates.

Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Committee, said the panel would implement 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, to study eligibility of 622 families for houses. Some of these applications were submitted to Sheikh Mohammed during his tour of the Eastern Coast.

Those villas, he added, would be part of the world-class, fully serviced residential complexes the Committee is currently building in different parts of the country.

The Committee gave its nod for replacing 138 old houses at Massafi, Rahba and Khor Khuwair in Ras Al Khaimah and Diba Laqoub in Fujairah. It also approved replacement of an 132 kilovolt overhead line at Salma in Umm Al Qaiwain with 8.5 kilometre land cables at a total cost of AED 70 million. The Committee also approved awarding the contract for building the AED 15 million autism centre in Umm Al Qaiwain. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.

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