Abu Dhabi approves projects worth $148m in emirate
The Executive Committee of the Executive Council approved the projects for roads, infrastructure, services and education facilities
Abu Dhabi has approved a number of projects worth $148m (AED544m) for roads, infrastructure, services and education facilities in the emirate.
The Executive Committee of the Executive Council headed by Saeed Eid Al Ghafli, chairman of the Executive Office approved the projects, according to news agency WAM.
The committee approved the referral of contracting for the roads and infrastructure projects at several plots in Mohammed bin Zayed City, worth over $29.4m (AED108m).
The project is made up of 119 units, 96 of which are residential, while 23 are plots dedicated for public facilities.
It includes the construction of 7.7km of internal roads over water networks, a wastewater system, electricity and communication lines, irrigation systems, rainwater drainage systems and internal road lighting.
Internal road and infrastructure projects worth over $27.7m (AED102m) in Al Nahda military Residential Zone, Bani Yas and Al Shawamekh were also approved - as well as the $14.8m (AED54.577m) development of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road from the Al Falah intersection to Qasr Al Bahr intersection.
During the meeting, the committee also agreed to award a tender worth $9.8m (AED36m) for the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of guiding signs for an address system project in the Western Region, as part of the Unified Geonames and addressing system in Abu Dhabi.
According to WAM, these projects form part of the strategic plans of government entities aligned with the programmes and objectives of the 'Abu Dhabi Plan'.
A budget of $36.8m (AED135.5m) was also approved for the first phase of the project to develop the Ghuwaifat border crossing.
Furthermore, the committee approved the design and construction of a primary school and kindergarten on Delma Island, worth $29.04m (AED106.7m).