UMM AL QAIWAIN, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Jan, 2020) H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, received Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the board of Directors of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, and his delegation at the Emiri Court, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain.
Dr. Al Nuaimi’s delegation included Eng. Jameela Al Fendi, Director-General of the Programme.
During the meeting, Sheikh Saud was briefed about the ministry’s plans and projects in Umm Al Qaiwain and its key services and projects in other emirates.
Dr. Al Nuaimi explained the details of the project, titled, "Foresight of the need for housing in the UAE during 2020-2040," which aims to identify the housing needs of each emirate and assess the financial requirements. Sheikh Saud was also briefed by Dr. Al Nuaimi about the UAE’s housing needs up to 2040.
Dr. Al Nuaimi pointed out that Umm Al Qaiwain needs to construct around 3,900 houses over the next 20 years, noting that they have received 700 accumulated housing requests.
Sheikh Saud praised the efforts of the ministry and programme to implement the project while directing relevant local departments to fully coordinate and cooperate, and stressing the importance of supporting future projects.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Chairman of the Emiri Court, Nasser Saeed Al Talay, Director of the Emiri Court, and Rashid Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Protocols at the Emiri Court.