Under the directives of HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, and the supervision of HH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Ajman Executive Council, infrastructure projects such as the $272.3m (AED1bn) Ajman Marina are rapidly gathering pace to position the UAE emirate as a hub for tourism and to boost its GDP.
The six-phase Ajman Marina is a mixed-use megaproject featuring residential buildings, commercial towers, a hotel, and entertainment facilities.
Another project under construction in Ajman is the $6.8m (AED25m) Heritage District, located close to Ajman Museum.
The 5,300m2 project will include 37 shops ranging from 40-100m2.
Ajman Real Estate Institution (Aqaar) is building the $217.8m (AED800m) Grand Mall Complex in the emirate, which will include 409 homes, 160 office areas, and 90 retail spaces.
Road projects are also progressing in the emirate, where Ajman Municipality and Planning Department is reconstructing the Rashidiya Intersection at a cost of $40.8m (AED150m).
The intersection will connect Sheikh Khalifa Street with Abdullah bin Aboud and Badr streets to reduce bottlenecks in the area.
Ajman’s Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street and the road leading to Ajman Marina are being developed through an investment of $38.9m (AED143m).
Construction work is also under way on the expansion of a sewage network in Al Muwaihat areas 1, 2, and 3, and Al Talla 2, which is expected to be completed before the end of 2020.
Developed by Ajman Sewerage Company, the scope of the $30m (AED110m) project includes the construction of 117km of sewage channels and 3,080 inspection rooms.
Expansion is planned for the Ajman sewage treatment plant with the aim of increasing its daily water treatment capacity from 104,000m3 to 140,000m3, according to UAE state news agency, Wam.