Fujairah 2040 Plan focuses on enhancing the housing and transportation infrastructure facilities. The municipality has begun work on road improvements, building water barriers, ports and residential complexes and expanding healthcare facilities at the cost of AED 1.5 billion.
The Fujairah seaport would have new terminals for oil, marine services, dry bulk and containers with an anchorage area. The Fujairah airport would undergo major expansion of the apron and runway and the cargo terminal and other buildings would be relocated. Meanwhile, streets and major roads are being relaid and traffic signals are being added.
8,800 new homes and 1,500 hotel rooms would be built over the next five years.
One of the reasons for launching Fujairah 2040 Plan is to be able to cater to its population that is expected to exceed half million by 2040, up from 202,667 (according to the Statistical Yearbook of 2014, PDF).
Sources (The National):
Updated on 20 Apr 2021