Plans to build new $381m Fujairah city gets green light

UAE President's Initiatives Committee endorses plan to build Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan city
Plans to build new $381m Fujairah city gets green light
A general shot shows construction sites in the Gulf emirate of Fujairah. (AFP/Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 18 Oct 2014 09:23 AM

Plans to start building the AED1.4 billion ($381 million) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan city in Fujairah have been endorsed by the UAE President's Initiatives Committee.

The city will comprise of 1,100 residential units, and will include schools, mosques, clinics, parks, shopping malls, and a community centre.

Chaired by Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, the committee has instructed authorities to start making the designs to construct the city, news agency WAM reported.

Al Zaabi said that the residential city project would achieve "stability and social security for families".

He added that the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed City project comes in line with projects pledged by the leadership for the welfare of citizens.

In March, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and ruler of Fujairah, issued a decree ordering construction of the city.

The city will be located in the Al-Hail area behind Fujairah International Airport. Fujairah Municipality will play a key role in planning the infrastructure for the city.

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