The Ministry of Infrastructure Development will implement three main roads in Fujairah, Kalba and Khorfakkan next year at a cost of AED 460 million. The Ministry has completed 25% of the development and modernization of Hamad Bin Abdullah Street, the main artery of Fujairah, and completed 18% of the second phase of Kalba Ring Road project. Engineer Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director of Roads Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development stated that the Ministry also achieved a completion rate of up to 20% of the second phase of the project Khor Fakkan Western Ring Road.
Al Hamadi said: "The ministry is racing against time in order to complete all the ongoing road projects implemented in the agreed schedule with pre-executing companies, and according to international standards for the roads file in UAE, pointing out that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development is keen to create an infrastructure of roads contributing to Achieve rapid communication between all Emirates and minimizing the percentage of traffic accidents on the main roads, under the directives of His Excellency Dr. Eng. Abdullah Belheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development. "
According to the Director of Roads Department at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, the cost of Hamad Bin Abdullah Street in Fujairah reached AED 250 million, including development, modernization and increase of efficiency operations, the construction of a tunnel inside the street, and the expansion of the street to be a two-way three-lane, and create Overpasses opposite to the banks and federal and local institutions, and will surround the street with a circular fence protecting all passers-by from traffic accidents.
Hamad Bin Abdullah Street serves thousands of transit cars and employees in many banks and federal and local institutions and departments as well as more than four major universities in Fujairah. According to Ahmed Al Hammadi, the percentage of completion seem low due to the operations of deep drilling to construct the tunnel in the street, and requires the transfer of excavations elsewhere, while retaining ensuring the functioning of heavy traffic on the street without stopping. Work at Hamad Ben Street is expected to finish in the third quarter of 2019.
The head of the Roads Department in the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, on Kalba Road, said: "It is a very important street, as this street transfers traffic from inside the depth of Kalba to the outside, and this is the second phase of development. The opening of the first phase was at the beginning of this year. It is expected to finish the second phase of the street at the third quarter of next year 2019. The total cost of the road in the second phase reaches 60 million dirhams. The road connectes, in the first and second phase, Khatm Maleha Border Street with Sultanate of Oman via Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road in Fujairah. Its achievement and use contributes in reducing traffic accidents in Kalba.
Ahmed Al Hammadi pointed out that the third project being accomplished is the second phase of Khorfakkan Western Road, connecting KhorFakkan to Maliha Road via Sheikh Khalifa Street, Its cost reaches AED 150 million, and the percentage of achievement reached 20%. It is scheduled to be fully completed in Second quarter of next year
© Press Release 2018