Dec 11 2017
2018 Budget boosts Dubai Government efforts to upgrade Dubai infrastructure
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said, “The budget endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for 2018 clearly illustrate that the Dubai Government is continuing with the construction of infrastructural projects. Such projects are widely viewed as key drivers of the development of any city worldwide. The allocations for infrastructure projects in 2018 Budget has received a healthy increase in as much as 46.5% to account for 21% of the total budget, which compares well with 17% in 2017 Budget.
In 2018, the RTA will complete the construction of several road projects currently underway such as the Airport Street Improvement Project, Umm Al Sheef and Latifa bint Hamdan Streets Improvement Project, Tripoli Street Extension Improvement Project, and the Intersection of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street Improvement Project. The portfolio of existing projects also includes upgrading the roads network around Expo at a cost of 3.2 billion dirhams, and Route 2020 Project for extending the Dubai Metro Red Line 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station to the site of Expo, spanning seven stations. New projects will be released covering the construction of new roads network to ensure the smooth flow of traffic. The fleet of public buses will be beefed up to enhance the efficiency of bus services and bring more happiness to public transport riders.