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South Warzirstan: Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, progress at development projects constructed by the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan was inspected by Director of the Project Abdullah Khalifa Al-Ghafli and Commander of the GOC 45th Engineers Division of the Pakistani Armed Forces Major General Zahir Shah.
The projects inspected aims to improve education, public health, infrastructure including roads and bridges in the Pakistani region.
Twenty projects to provide drinking water for remote villages, three schools, the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Hospital, the US$ 38.01 million-Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Road project and three hospitals under maintenance and rehabilitation, were inspected in the tour.
The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Hospital in South Waziristan will be a 50-bed facility dedicated to the treatment of women, children and the elderly in an area with inadequate health care.
Upon directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan which is part of efforts by the UAE to boost development and improve the humanitarian conditions in friendly countries, is running and funding 28 development and humanitarian projects worth US$54.5 million in South Waziristan.
Al-Ghafli expressed satisfaction at progress made at the said projects, stressing the need for intensive efforts to complete them within the set timeframe. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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