Posted by Neil King
The UAE has been ranked sixth in the world in a study of the best infrastructure systems, it has been revealed.
A report issued by the Swiss-based World Economic Forum also ranked the UAE 23rd in its Global Competitiveness Index among 133 countries, WAM News Agency reported.
The study commended the UAE's advanced infrastructure in public premises, roads, ports, aviation and electricity.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE's minister of public works, commented that the advanced infrastructure ranking would be "a motivation to the ministry and work team to further boost their performance and implement development and strategic projects".
The minister also confirmed the government's commitment to continue executing projects in more remote areas, including developing educational premises, health, security and cultural facilities, as well as houses for citizens and roads to link towns, WAM News Agency said.
On Saturday (July 3rd), Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority confirmed the completion of the Dubai Bypass Road, which stretches from the environs of the emirate of Sharjah at Al Sajaa Interchange to the exit point from the emirate of Dubai into Abu Dhabi.