The municipality of Ajman has undertaken several projects to improve the infrastructure in the emirate and attract investors and tourists.The demand for licenses to start industrial, commercial and entertainment businesses in the emirate has picked up, Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Department of Municipality and Planning, said in an interview to Khaleej Times.
In view of this, the civic body is speeding up work on several road projects to improve traffic movement. "The roads and road improvements would be of the best international standards," he said.
Development of key areas
The municipality has just completed the construction of Shaikh Jaber Al Sabah Road, Al Nuaimia Main Road and College Street in the Al Nuaimia area. In the same area, a number of internal streets have been paved and made two-way, several parking lots constructed, and street lighting and drainage installed at a cost of Dh29 million.
The municipality currently is working on the designs of road improvements in Al Zahra and Al Muwyhat areas, where the internal streets would be paved for two-way traffic. The streets would have 2.5-metre-wide hard shoulders.
This project is estimated to cost Dh16 million, which includes street lighting to ensure the safety of the residents, Shaikh Rashid said. He pointed out that the municipality has also finalized the designs for developing areas like Al Nakheel, Al Rameelah and Al Bustan. Work is on to revive heritage tourism by constructing Salih Souq, reviving the old city areas and improving the Ajman Museum.
To avoid the mess witnessed during the rainy season in the past, the municipality currently is working on a proper drain system in areas like Al Nuaimia. The project includes drains to take rainwater to the sea. It covers an area of 303 hectares, including a section of Al Ittihad Road in Al Nuaimia area. The most important achievement during the first quarter of this year was the completion of the development of Ajman Corniche and beach," Shaikh Rashid said.
New street numbers
The municipality has reorganized the city areas by implementing a new system of numbering all streets and roads in the emirate. The municipality is executing its plan to emiratize 74 per cent of the job positions in the civic body, he added.