Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has reviewed and approved $3bn worth of road and infrastructure projects in the UAE’s northern region.

During a field visit, the Ruler of Dubai highlighted the importance of modernising infrastructure in line with the highest international standards, to serve the country’s development, according to a report by WAM.

“Infrastructure advancement will benefit our sustainable development. There are no areas beyond its coverage. All road and transportation projects in the UAE aim to provide the highest quality services to our citizens. The UAE’s transportation system is a key part of its infrastructure projects, and it translates our future vision of sustainable development. Our field visits are ongoing, and our development projects will not stop. The UAE will always advance economically, culturally and socially,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

Sheikh Mohammed made the statements while touring Ajman and Umm Al Qaiwain. He was accompanied by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development.

During the tour, the Ruler of Dubai was also briefed about the infrastructure projects supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, including the Al Montazi Residential Complex in Ajman and Al Shuhada City Complex in Umm Al Quwain. He also green lit the restoration and development of Al Ittihad Street, valued at $272m, to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.