DUBAI, 4th June, 2023 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Second Deputy Ruler) of Dubai reviewed today the progress of major development projects in Hatta, during a trip to the region.
The projects that His Highness reviewed are part of Hatta Master Development Plan, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minster and Ruler in Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Sheikh Ahmed stated that the Hatta project is part of Dubai’s ambitious development plan, created in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s vision of the emirate’s growth. The projects were developed in accordance with global standards of excellence and are intended to improve services for UAE residents, visitors and citizens and raise the standard of living of all sections of society.
Sheikh Ahmed thanked the entities that were involved in the Hatta development plan and highlighted the commitment of the leadership to providing exceptional services to Hatta’s people.
Sheikh Ahmed was accompanied by Mattar Al-Tayer, Dubai’s Commissioner General of the Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Wellbeing Pillar and Chair of the Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta, Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Dawood
During his trip, Sheikh Ahmed visited Hatta Border Crossing which is responsible for the entry and exit of 350,000 travelers per month.
His Highness was informed about the initiatives of Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs to improve the experience of travellers crossing the border.
His Highness visited Hatta Municipality where he reviewed progress on projects implemented under the Hatta Master Development Plan.
He was informed about the development and nomination of Hatta’s archaeological sites to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Tentative List.
His Highness visited the Hatta Hospital to review the progress made in the expansion of the hospital.
The Hospital also informed him of its major achievements, including its collaboration with Noor Dubai Foundation in a national campaign against blindness and vision impairment.
Later, His Highness visited the Hatta Heritage Village as well as the Sharia farms. These two sites contain the oldest charitable endowment documented in the history UAE that dates back 130 years.
The Sharia Farms includes ancient farms that were passed down through generations.
Sheikh Ahmed visited a Hatta private school with 500 students.
His Highness visited Hatta Dam, where he received an update on the construction of DEWA’s hydroelectric plant. Hatta’s pumped-storage power station will be the first of its kind to be built in the GCC. It has a capacity of 250 Megawatts (MW) and 1,500 Megawatt-hours of storage.