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The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure opens the Najimat tunnel within the Hamad bin Abdullah Road project in the Emirate of Fujairah

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will open the Najimat tunnel on Tuesday, in coordination with the local authorities in the Emirate of Fujairah. This tunnel will contribute to the smooth flow of traffic; and it is part of a project to develop and raise the efficiency of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Road in Fujairah, with a cost that reaches 250 million Dirhams, and it is scheduled to be completed in the first half of this year.

His Excellency Eng. Yousef Abdullah, Assistant Undersecretary for the Federal Infrastructure Projects Sector at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, confirmed that the Ministry has recently completed paving the asphalt layers in the Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Road project, opening roads at all traffic intersections, and operating all traffic signals. Furthermore, road lighting has been operated in large parts of the project, in order to enhance more flow and safety of traffic until the project is finally completed, and the road is opened to traffic.

H.E pointed out that the Ministry had completed the establishment of three pedestrian tunnels according to the highest international standards that are used to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing along the project. With regard to the “Merechid” tunnel, works are underway according to the plan, as the tunnel body has been completed by 86%, and coordination is underway with other departments to speed up the completion and delivery of the tunnel.

The project as a whole is a strategic axis within the structural plan of the road network implemented by the Ministry, and one of the vital projects in the Emirate of Fujairah, as it is the main road that penetrates the city center from Sheikh Khalifa Road to the Corniche and reaches Kalba Road and Khor Fakkan Road. It reduces the travel time by 73% from 15 One minute to 4 minutes, and the road capacity is increased by 100%, from 10,000 vehicles per day to 20,000 vehicles. Moreover, the works on the project include the completion of a rainwater drainage network, 3 pedestrian tunnels and 3 car tunnels.

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