UAE begins work on three projects worth $46.5m
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The UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development has commenced work on three projects with a projected value of $46.6m (AED171m).
The three projects are being constructed in the emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, with two earmarked for the Ministry of Interior and one for the Ministry of Justice.
According to UAE state news agency, WAM, the engineering designs for the three projects were prepared according to green building and sustainability standards.
The construction of the headquarters of the special security forces "Unit 2" in Seeh Al Mahab in Al Dhaid, Sharjah – estimated to cost $18.8m (AED69m) – has begun, the ministry revealed, adding that it is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2018.
The other project being built for the Ministry of Interior, meanwhile, includes the construction of a residential building for UAE nationalities and residents in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain. It is estimated to cost around $15.5m (AED57m) and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Work has also begun on the Khorfakkan Court Building in Sharjah, which has a projected value of $12.2m (AED45m). It is expected to be completed by the third quarter of next year and covers an area of about 16,506m2.