View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, March 4, 2007

U.A.E. Generosity to Earthquake Affected Regions

Many articles about the U.A.E. focus on the development and success of the young nation for its own prosperity and wellbeing.

It is pleasing to see reports of the U.A.E.’s generosity as it shares its wealth with needy people.

One example is the recent report from Online News-Pakistan, of the U.A.E. government’s gifting of two state of the art hospitals to the Azad Kashmiri people who suffered in recent earthquakes.

The design of these two 250 bed hospitals due for Muzaffarabad and Rawalalot was finalized on March 3, 2007. Work is expected to begin within three months with completion projected for 18 months.

Geoff Pound

Image: An example of the earthquake devastation in Kashmir.