The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest Dh271m ($74m) in internal and external road projects, following approval from a President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan-backed follow up committee.
Gulf News quotes the source as saying: "The road projects will be built in different parts of UAE and are in line with the keenness of Shaikh Khalifa to complete infrastructure projects that complement the development of the UAE."
The project includes the construction of 14-km Al Yabsa bypass road at a cost of Dh196m ($53.36m).
The second phase of the project, which is expected to be finished in the second half of 2014, will connect Shaikh Khalifa Road and Al Hail industrial area with Fujairah Port.
The follow up committee has also approved the development and construction of various internal roads in Fujairah and Dibba at an estimated cost of Dh64m ($17.45m).
The road works of the project will be categorised as the construction of new roads and renovation of current roads.
The current projects are expected to help the committee's plan in the development and establishment of network of modern roads in the country.
The committee has also approved a 10.5km road network, which is set to cost around Dh11m ($3m), in the new Suweihat residential area in Umm Al Quwain.