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Under Sheikh Khalifa UAE Spent AED40bn in Development Projects

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 17 May 2022
Under Sheikh Khalifa UAE Spent AED40bn in Development Projects

The UAE has ranked among the top 10 globally in 20 key indicators of global competitiveness related to the energy and infrastructure sector for the year 2021, according to reports issued by a number of major international institutions concerned with global competitiveness.

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has focussed on balanced nationwide development by implementing leading projects worth over AED40 billion. All federal assets number more than 3,000 federal buildings varying between educational and health facilities, government services buildings and mosques.

Among the notable achievements during the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa are the establishment, completion and upgrading of more than 230 public schools, and the development of a world-class system of hospitals and 32 federal government health facilities. He 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.

Over 106 dams have been constructed and maintained over the past 20 years. The capacity of the country’s dams and reservoirs has increased to more than 200-million cubic metres, strengthening its water security system.

The UAE has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the Category B membership for the third time, following comprehensive efforts and an intensive election campaign leading up to the elections.