Abu Dhabi approves infra projects worth $55.5m

A power station in Saadiyat, valued at $13m (AED47.5m), is among the projects that have been approved by the Executive Committee at the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi

The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi has approved infrastructure projects with a total value of $55.5m [image: WAM].
The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi has approved infrastructure projects with a total value of $55.5m [image: WAM].

The Executive Committee at the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi has announced signing off on a number of infrastructure projects with a total projected value of $55.5m (AED204m).

Among the projects the committee approved is the Saadiyat power station, valued at $13m (AED47.5m). 

According to UAE state news agency, WAM, the goal of the project is to supply power as required on the islands of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat, and Reem. 

The Executive Committe, headed by its chairman, Jassem Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, also authorised a project that will see overhead lines linked from the Al Shamkha linking point in Al Faya to the South Al Shamkha power station. The project has an estimated cost of $10.6m (AED39.5m).

Moreover, the committee approved a rainwater drainage project in Al Zayed City, in Al Dhafra, at a cost of $8.4m (AED30.8m), as well as the installation of electric cables and equipment in Al Ain for an estimated cost of $6.1(AED22.5m), which is aimed at increasing the grid’s efficiency and meeting the growing urban, residential, and commercial demands in the region, WAM reported. 

The committee also reportedly approved operation, maintenance, and landscape works for the agricultural region of Zakher in Al Ain, as well as operation and maintenance works for local irrigation networks in Khalifa City, Shakbout city, and Mohamed bin Zayed City.

Approval was also given by the committee on the construction of internal roads in the industrial zone of Mahdar Al Jifn in Liwa, Al Dhafra. WAM noted that project aims to build internal roads that are over 10km, and includes traffic signals and road signs in the industrial zone in line with industrial uses.

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