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The United Arab Emirates ranks fourth in the world in quality of infrastructure

The Global Competitiveness Report 2023, published by the World Economic Forum in Davos, ranked the UAE fourth globally in infrastructure quality.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, saying:

“The recognition is a testament to the efforts, planning and significant investments made by the government to develop the country’s infrastructure. In the last ten years, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure invested AED 13 billion to implement 258 projects. Our plan for the next five years involves the construction of 127 security, education, services and roads projects at a cost of AED 9 billion to meet the needs of various areas of the UAE. In 2023 alone, we will construct, maintain and increase the efficiency of government service buildings at a cost of over AED 1.5 billion.”

He added:

“Following the directives of our wise leadership, the Ministry wishes to launch initiatives and projects that support the development and competitiveness of the UAE. It is a strategic priority for the Ministry to deliver advanced infrastructure and arterial roads that improve the quality of life of our people and improve the national economy. We thank everyone who contributed to this achievement. The UAE is on its way to achieving more successes in various fields.

“We value the efforts of the ministry’s partners, who have delivered outstanding successes that were the result of integrated joint work between various government agencies, both federal and local.”

Hanan Mansour Ahli, Director of the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statisticssaying:

“Infrastructure in the UAE is considered a leading global model. The country has developed its infrastructure in accordance with the best international standards and specifications, which has brought it to the ranks of leading countries in a short period of time.”

She added:

“Our wise government has paid great attention to the quality of infrastructure, ensuring integrated technological excellence for airports, seaports, urban road networks, tourist sites, hotels and all types of transportation, in addition to the quality of electricity, communications and all public services and facilities to meet the needs of a dignified life for all citizens and guarantee their social and economic security.”

It is noteworthy that the UAE’s advanced infrastructure has attracted foreign investments and improved the country’s GDP.

News source: Emirates News Agency

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