Economic development

FO 371/163036 1962

This file relates to economic development in the Trucial States. It contains correspondence concerning:

  • Kuwait's offer to help with Trucial States development, including draft proposals, budgets and a list of approved projects; the question of recurrent costs consequent on capital expenditure; and consideration of the implications on Trucial States Development Scheme funding from Abu Dhabi's potential oil wealth (41-42, 45-47, 50, 57, 59)
  • Question of funding a visit by an advisor from the Department of Technical Co-operation (43)
  • Recruitment and candidates for the new Abu Dhabi administration and the possible use of Adil Zarub's agency Pan Arabian Travel & Services Company (44)
  • Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi's visit to Kuwait (48)
  • Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's objection to the free water clause, in a letter to the Prime Minister of Sudan asking for help in providing a town clerk and a land records officer (49)
  • Sheikh Shakhbut's vacillation regarding acceptance of the development report and plan prepared by consulting engineering firms Sir William Halcrow & Partners Limited and Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners, and his subsequent discussions with Austro-Kuwaiti Trade Development Company (51-53, 58, 60)
  • Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi's project to form a Sharjah National Contracting Company, with Richard Costain Limited and his brother Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi as partners; and HMG's opposition to monopoly arrangements (54)
  • Possible pattern of future development in Abu Dhabi, after the first shipment of oil from Abu Dhabi Marine Areas Limited leaves Das Island. It includes a list of firms operating in Abu Dhabi (55)
  • Kuwait's gift of five reconditioned cranes to Dubai (56)