Efficient: In One Meeting, Abu Dhabi Approves More Than Half A Billion Dollars In Development


New infrastructure, roads and utility projects highlights the fast-moving strategic planning approval process in the AUE.

The projects were approved this week during a meeting of the committee presided over by Saeed Eid Al Ghafli, Chairman of the Executive Office, as part of Abu Dhabi government’s strategic plans, which aim to create and develop integrated urban areas to meet the needs of society and improve the quality of life offered to residents and visitors.

The Executive Committee at the Executive Council approved during its meeting a number of projects for roads, infrastructure, and service and education facilities worth a total of AED 544 million. 

The Committee approved the referral of contracting for the roads and infrastructure project at several plots in Mohamed bin Zayed City, worth over AED 108 million. The project services 119 units, 96 of which are residential and 23 are plots dedicated for public facilities. It includes the construction of internal roads over 7.7 km, water networks, a wastewater system, electricity and communication lines, irrigation systems, rain water drainage systems, and internal road lighting.

Ferrari Experience in Abu DhabiThe Committee also approved the referral of contracting for the internal roads and infrastructure project in Al Nahda military Residential zone, Bani Yas and Al Shawamekh, worth over AED 102 million. The project includes the establishment of an infrastructure for 179 residential units, a 7.66 km long internal road, 13.5 km long pavement works, 1422 car parking spaces, essential infrastructure work linked to existing networks, and the transfer and protection of existing service lines in these areas.

The Committee further approved the referral of contracting for the project to complete the development of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road from Al Falah intersection to Qasr Al Bahr intersection, first package worth AED 54.577 million. This project aims at constructing and amending a 3.5 km road, and building an inclined bridge and the necessary infrastructure.

It also seeks to make amendments to the traffic and control systems for the Sheikh Zayed tunnel to align them with the executed changes and the inclined bridge, which will improve traffic in the surrounding area. During its meeting, the Committee agreed to award a tender worth AED 36 million for the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of guiding signs for address system project in the Western Region, as part of the Unified Geonames and addressing system in Abu Dhabi.

The Geonames and addressing system aims at facilitating access to any location in the Emirate by using modern techniques such as the Quick Response Code that can be 3 scanned using a smartphone and is adopted for street names or signs fixed at the entrances of buildings. These projects form part of the strategic plans of government entities aligned with the programs and objectives of the “Abu Dhabi Plan”, which seeks to develop and advance urban areas that meet the needs of their communities and provide residents and visitors with a high quality of life.

Furthermore, the Committee approved the budget of the first phase of the project to develop the Ghuwaifat border crossing that worth AED 135.5 million. The project includes the restoration of roads dedicated to light vehicles and buses, and waiting spaces for trucks heading in and out of the country according to the requirements of the following journey. It seeks to facilitate entry and exit procedures for travelers and speed up the movement of goods, guarantee a civil approach that corresponds with the high standing the UAE has reached, and support trade with GCC countries.

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