Housing aid worth AED 299 million approved for UAE citizens

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The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) has approved housing aid worth AED 298.7 million for Emiratis.

An initiative under the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), the funding will cover applications for house construction, completion, purchase, maintenance, and upgrade.

It's part of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's direction to complete all housing grant applications submitted to the Programme, at a total cost of around AED 2.3 billion.

"As we welcome the holy month of Ramadan, SZHP continues its endeavors to enhance family stability, ensure decent living, and improve the quality of life of UAE citizens," said Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.

Mohamed Al Mansouri, Director of SZHP, added that they "have set ambitious plans to meet the growing housing needs of UAE citizens".

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