Suhail Al Mazrouei: We are dealing with infrastructure development projects worth 10 billion dirhams


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Engineer Suhail bin Muhammad Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, revealed that the ministry is dealing with infrastructure development projects that exceed 10 billion dirhams, within the ministry’s five-year plan 2018-2023, and includes the projects of the ministry’s investment program and the committee to follow up on the implementation of the initiatives of His Highness the President of the State, He pointed out that the developmental and developmental projects supervised by the Ministry are taking firm steps towards strengthening the position of the United Arab Emirates, as a global center for sustainable development, and it represents a qualitative leap towards promoting a bright future for the people of the Emirates by supporting the industrial, commercial, tourism and social renaissance in which the state has made great strides.
This came during the minister’s field tour of a number of projects on the eastern coast, accompanied by Eng. Hassan Muhammad Juma Al-Mansouri, Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs, Engineer Muhammad Al-Mail, Assistant Undersecretary for the Federal Infrastructure Assets Sector, and Sheikh Nasser Majid Al-Qasimi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Infrastructure and Transport Regulation Sector And Eng. Yousef Abdullah, Assistant Undersecretary for the Federal Infrastructure Projects Sector, which started with the Fujairah Police General Headquarters project, where the project, which costs 96 million and 748 thousand and 190 dirhams, consists of the main building and the service building, the power and water treatment plant, and the airstrip works, with areas of And various uses, as well as services, roads, external works, main entrances, gates and fences, in addition to the connection work to all the networks of the project, including roads, water, sanitation, electricity, lighting, fire fighting and agricultural works, as well as all information and facilities security systems, and it is expected to be completed. During the second quarter of 2021.
Sustainability standards
The Ministry was keen to implement sustainability standards and green buildings in the project, through water recycling and reuse in irrigation applications, which contributed to saving the used water up to 15-20%, as well as the use of water filters to improve water quality, which contributed to improving water quality And get rid of impurities by up to 30 microns, and used modern technologies, which in turn contributed to reducing the use of electricity in the building by up to SOLAR (2%) of the total electrical energy used in the entire building.
Al Ghayl Dam and Canal
Al Mazrouei continued his field tour by visiting the Al Ghayl Dam in Kalba (Sharjah), and said: “Within the framework of the UAE’s efforts and its proactive approach to recharge groundwater and reduce the impact of disasters and crises resulting from weather fluctuations, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure completes the state’s efforts in establishing dams in various regions. In the north of the country, which numbered 150 dams and water barriers, the Ministry supervises 104 of them, with a design capacity of 130 million cubic meters of water, and the importance of water dams lies in providing a permanent and continuous water resource through rainwater collection. The ministry has more than 40 million cubic meters of rainwater last year, which represents a major support for the UAE’s 2036 water security strategy.
Dams within the tourist places
He added: “Dams have a great impact on the tourism sector, as they are included in the list of tourist places that tourists visit in the UAE, after the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and local governments set up plans for water tourism to implement rest houses, industrial lakes and parks on some dams, which helped to improve The area is aesthetically pleasing, thus revitalizing the tourism sector.
He said: “The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has many precautionary measures and measures implemented by the work teams in conjunction with the start of the rainy season, as the Ministry has identified 22 projects for rainwater drainage channels, water barriers and ferries in the eastern region. The precautionary measures and measures also include maintenance and installation of equipment. Remote sensing to monitor climate change, as well as forming an emergency committee in all projects, explaining that the ministry’s work teams are always ready in the field to closely follow developments in weather conditions in preparation for weather forecasts, and that coordination is permanently with government agencies, both federal and local, to ensure smooth flow Traffic movement and infrastructure projects not affected by rain ».
Hamad bin Abdullah Road
Al Mazrouei inspected during his tour by visiting a project to develop and raise the efficiency of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Road in the Emirate of Fujairah, which cost 250 million dirhams, and the Ministry completed the complete paving of asphalt layers in the project and opened roads at all traffic intersections (Najimat, Peace, Insurance, and Al-Chamber) And operating all traffic signals, and lighting was also turned on in large parts of the project, in order to further enhance the flow of traffic and safety of traffic until the final completion of the project and the opening of the road to traffic in the first quarter of this year 2021, and the Ministry had completed the completion of 3 pedestrian tunnels according to The highest international standards followed to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the entire length of the project, and with regard to the “Merashid” tunnel, works are underway according to the plan. The tunnel body has been completed by 82% and coordination is being made with other departments to speed up the completion and delivery of the tunnel.
The project is considered a strategic axis within the structural plan of the road network implemented by the Ministry, and one of the vital projects in the Emirate of Fujairah as it is the main road that cuts through the city center from Sheikh Khalifa Road to the Corniche and reaches Kalba Road and Khor Fakkan Road, and it reduces the journey time by 73% from 15 minutes. To 4 minutes, and raise the capacity of the road by 100%, from 10,000 vehicles per day to 20 thousand vehicles, while the works on the project include the completion of a rainwater drainage network, 3 pedestrian tunnels and 3 car tunnels.
Maliha Road
He continued: “In the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s endeavor to support the sustainability system, the Ministry used a project to develop and raise the efficiency and complete the Maliha Road from Sheikh Khalifa Street and E99 Road in Fujairah and linking them to the“ first phase ”technology of recycling drilling materials to benefit from 90% of recycled materials. In the implementation stages of the project, LED lights were also used in street lighting, which in turn contributed to reducing energy consumption by up to 50%.
At the end of the inspection tour, Al Mazrouei stressed that the development process in the various vital sectors in the UAE is proceeding at a confident and continuous pace despite the challenges of the repercussions of the Corona pandemic that the world and the country are going through, in our endeavor to achieve the aspirations of the wise leadership, support economic growth, meet the aspirations of the UAE people, and achieve The highest indicators of happiness for citizens and residents, and the crossing to the bright future sought by the UAE government, reaching the 2071 centenary.
Certified timelines
He stressed that the Ministry is keen to implement development projects according to the approved time plans despite the exceptional circumstances imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic, as the continuation of these projects contributes to achieving happiness and quality of life and securing comfort and reassurance for the entire UAE community, while noting that the Ministry uses modern technology and techniques in Implementation of development projects, which supports the trend based on the sustainability of projects in terms of their life span and need for maintenance, in addition to their contribution to reducing the time and cost of implementation and operation, for example, in road projects, cold asphalt recycling technology that depends on crushing, mixing, paving and compressing asphalt layers The existing ones with new layers, so that the new layers will have better properties than the old ones thanks to mixing them with cement and pressing them using specialized machines for this purpose, in addition to the use of polymer material in the asphalt mixture for its distinct properties and its contribution to bearing heavy weights for trucks.
Citizenship Human Resources
He added: “We are keen in the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to support the human resources of young citizens, by providing them with scientific and practical skills, to be the nucleus of future work and handing them over to overseeing development projects from planning and design to implementation, pointing out that the UAE youth have proven highly efficient And the ability to manage development projects and deal with challenges », and that the next stage requires the work team more effort, creativity and innovation in work and achievement at an accelerated pace through the integration of roles, which supports the state’s orientation for the next fifty years, and contributes to achieving the government’s aspirations in its quest to reach centers The first in the world in various fields.


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