Dh3bn worth of public projects in UAE

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Public Works and (to his right) Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services during the inauguration of ArabPlast 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.(Supplied)

Around Dh3 billion worth of public development projects are currently underway by the UAE’s Ministry of Public Works, said a senior government official.

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Public Works, said the ministry's expenditure would be around Dh6 billion between 2013 and 2016, of which Dh3 billion worth of projects are underway and consultants and contractors have already been appointed for the projects.

Al Nuaimi said this during the inauguration of ArabPlast 2015 exhibition on Saturday.

He said the ministry has firms plans for infrastructure developments across the country, including road networks and federal buildings.

Al Nuaimi said the participation of exhibitors from more than 45 countries reflects the high standing of the show. He said that plastics are largely used in construction projects as an alternative for metals, mainly in the manufacturing of tubes and pipes. He said that the ministry attaches major importance to sustainability in all its projects.

“The GCC is a leading player in the commodity polymers space due to availability of relatively cheap reserves of gas, and hence cheaper feedstock, making the region one of the most cost-effective suppliers of polymers,” said Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services, Co-organiser of the show along with Germany’s Messe Dusseldorf.
 

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