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UAE floats development projects worth Dhs900m


The plan includes residential units, a hospital and roads.

The Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has approved the funding of a number of new projects for the country, valued at Dhs900 million.

The effort comes in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the monitoring of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The launch took place during the committee’s meeting held at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, led by Jabr Mohammed Ghanim Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Court.

The meeting’s participants also discussed the progress of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Residential City Project and the Sheikh Khalifa Central Hospital in Fujairah, as well as future road projects, including the construction of a road between Wadi Al Qor, the Al Habbab Roundabout and Nizwa Road, along with the Dubai-Hatta Road and the Sharjah-Kalba Road.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Rumaithi, Under-Secretary of the Presidency Affairs Ministry for Financial and Procurement Affairs, Rashid Al Ameri, Under-Secretary of the Presidency Affairs Ministry for Government Coordination Sector, Mohammed Saleh, Director-General of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, Hassan Juma Al Mansouri, Under-Secretary of Infrastructure Development Ministry, and Ali Jassem Al Mazrouei, Director of the Initiatives Affairs Office, also attended the meeting.

A day earlier Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, said that the UAE appreciates the role the private sector plays in the country’s development process.

Everyone has contributed to building the country, which has become a leading global model, he continued, adding that the UAE appreciates the support of its expat community has provided towards attaining its goals and visions.

The Minister’s remarks came during a workshop titled, “Towards Tolerant Institutions: Practices and Policies,” organised by the Ministry of Tolerance in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and attended by representatives of Emirati institutions and several experts and investors.

“Since the establishment of the UAE by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country has welcomed talented and steadfast people, who have lived and worked with everyone and have many achievements to their credit, supported by the ‘country’s leadership,” he noted.

Sheikh Nahyan added that the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, promoted the values of tolerance, coexistence and acceptance, stressing that the workshop aimed to ingrain the culture of tolerance among private sector institutions and the ministry is keen to hold other workshops and events that promote tolerance.

He then highlighted the importance of the “Corporate Tolerance Certificate,” awarded to companies that implement policies and practices that reinforce tolerance and respect between employees.

The participants of the workshop thanked Sheikh Nahyan and the ministry for bolstering the values of coexistence and respect across various sectors and bodies within UAE society.

Meanwhile, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), launched several development projects in Sudan, as part of its initiatives during the Year of Tolerance and upon the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.

The ERC’s projects include a water project in Kasla Province, Eastern Sudan, which is part of a wider UAE Water Aid project to dig 10 artesian wells and construct water distribution stations.

An ERC delegation currently visiting Sudan also inaugurated two new dialysis units in Khartoum and Al Hawsh, Jazeerah Province, supervised the distribution of Ramadan Mir to local beneficiaries, and organised Ramadan Iftar in many areas.

Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, stated that the ERC’s projects in Sudan are being monitored by Sheikh Hamdan, adding that the ERC is providing water in areas suffering from scarce supplies, which is among its leading projects that aim to assist local citizens.

The ERC’s projects coincide with the Year of Tolerance, which represents a universal message from the UAE that aims to make humanity happy, he explained, noting the directives of the country’s leadership to support everyone without discrimination.


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