December 20, 2009

EMIRATES: Ras Al Khaimah Builds
137 Houses for Elderly Emiratis and Widows

. RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates / Khaleej Times / December 20, 2009 By Sebugwaawo Ismail The Ministry of Public Works has built around 137 new houses for Emiratis in the southern areas of Ras Al Khaimah during the year 2009, which have been already handed over to them. These new houses are part of the grant the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, offered for developing the remote areas in the country. Mahmoud Mohammed Abdullah Al Awadi, Director of the Ministry of Public Works Office in the Eastern Region, said the building of the new homes comes in the framework of the government’s efforts to provide decent living to the Emirati families in Ras Al Khaimah and other emirates. He stressed that these new houses were designed and built as per the specifications to suit the nature of the place. “Many UAE nationals, especially the elderly and the widows in the southern areas of Ras Al Khaimah have been living in dilapidated houses. Now that they have received new housing quarters, their living conditions have now been elevated,” he added. Al Awadi noted that the ministry has also built a secondary school for girls and a kindergarten in Adan in addition to constructing a Civil Defence department in the Kadara Al Naiyah area of Ras Al Khaimah. The official said that the ministry will soon implement the plans for the development of other projects in the northern emirates which include the various fishing ports in Ras Al Khaimah such as Al Sham, Al Galeelah, Khor Khoir, Al Ma’aridh, Al Rams and others in Al Umm Al Quwain, all estimated to cost more than Dh194 million. [rc] Sebugwaawo Ismail E-Mail: ismail@khaleejtimes.com © 2009 Khaleej Times