UAE Minister Launches Nationwide Road Safety Project

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 02 August 2023
UAE Minister Launches Nationwide Road Safety Project

On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates announced a major nationwide road project aimed at addressing accident hot spots, minimizing flood risks and enhancing safety during school commutes.

Suhail Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, announced that the comprehensive plan would include interactive warning systems on roads prone to frequent accidents and identify locations requiring additional pedestrian crossings.

As part of the National Programme for Infrastructure Development, also referred to as Salamah 365, authorities will conduct monitoring of dams and valleys to expect and prevent potential flooding.

Sixteen dams and nine valleys across the country will be targeted in a pilot scheme.

Flooding during bouts of heavy rain can result in hazardous road conditions and a spike in crashes.

“The UAE is a pioneer in adopting ambitious initiatives and projects and issuing regulations that ensure our dams, roads, and buildings are state of the art,” said Mr Al Mazrouei, in remarks carried by state news agency WAM.

He said the ministry showed support to work with federal and local government and the private sector to guarantee safety in all conditions.

Hassan Al Mansouri, the Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, mentioned that the primary initiative would enhance pupil safety with the implementation of a 'smart school model.' However, further specifics were not given.

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