Abu Dhabi: ADM plans projects worth $8.1m in 2016
The drive comes as part of infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi mainland - north by the Municipality
Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) has unveiled the layout of 20 sites for children playgrounds to be constructed within parks during 2015-2016 at a cost of more than $8.1m (AED30.5m).
The playgrounds will span an area of over 14,000 sqm under the infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi Mainland – North.
These projects, which come as part of the master development plan of Abu Dhabi and suburbs 2030, reflect the municipal system’s keenness and strategy aimed at developing infrastructure system of all cities, and constructing parks and playgrounds.
The projects conform to the highest international standards and address the safety requirements for children and visitors of parks as well as children playing areas.
Commenting on this occasion, HE Musabbah Mubarak Al Murar, acting general manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, said that the municipality constructed six children's playing areas in the mainland –north in 2015, spanning an area of 4,690 sqm, costing $2.4m (AED9m).
This project included constructing children playgrounds, expanding the rubber tracks, erecting sheds, planting trees & ground cover plants, installing irrigation & lighting systems, and all other project requirements.
The distribution of parks constructed covered the construction of one park at Baniyas East, four parks at Mohammed bin Zayed City hosting the aforementioned children playgrounds, and one park at Khalifa city.
“As part of its plan for 2016 aimed at revamping the infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Municipality is currently undertaking the construction of 14 recreational facilities in to Abu Dhabi mainland – north as part of a project for constructing 20 children playing areas occupying an area of more than 9,700 sqm, costing over more than $5.5m (AED20.5m),” added Al Murar.
The sites, which were distributed over an extended geographical area, included four sites in Khalifa bin Zayed City, and two in Baniyas - East, 3 in Al Shawamekh, whereas Abu Dhabi Gate, Al Maqtaa, Al Falah, Shakhboot City, and Mohammed bin Zayed City had one site apiece.
Speaking about the key landscaping projects that have been constructed in Abu Dhabi and suburbs since 2015, Al Murar said that during 2015 and as part of Phase VI, the Municipality completed a project aimed at embellishing and gussying up areas beyond Abu Dhabi Island, and rehabilitating parks & infrastructure in the mainland.