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Abu Dhabi's $30m infrastructure project completed

Two-year project to provide essential utilities to 79 homes in Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, finished on time

ADM said urbanisation is driving the need to build more infrastructure services in the city.
ADM said urbanisation is driving the need to build more infrastructure services in the city.

Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) has completed a two-year $30m (AED112) project of road, sewer, and power cable construction, as urbanisation increases in the UAE capital.

ADM’s internal roads and infrastructure project built roads, rainwater drainage networks, sewers, drinking water pipelines, telecommunication lines, and high-voltage power cables to provide 79 homes in Al Maqta with essential utilities.

Six power distribution substations and street light networks have also been built.

READ: ADM issues 67 offences at Abu Dhabi construction sites

The residential plots on Arabian Gulf Street span 243,000m² on the northern end of Abu Dhabi Island.

Construction was carried out in cooperation with ADM and the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada). The project was delivered without delay.

ADM said infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi were “constantly expanding”, following the directives of UAE President, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. And an “increasing number of residential plots” in Abu Dhabi has accelerated the need to set up essential infrastructure services, such as roads and electricity networks, to ensure residents have access to “best-in-class services” public utilities.

Al Maqta is one of several residential neighbourhood “witnessing continuous development”, according to ADM. Numerous infrastructure works and projects to rehabilitate the area have been set up, as part of Abu Dhabi’s sustainable development strategy.

ADM has already signed $24m (AED87m) worth of contracts with property development and investment companies to build social infrastructure projects in the city.

The contracts, signed in January 2018, include the building and operation of three playgrounds and the construction of a sports centre in Musaffa.

Contracts also included four service stations in the residential districts of Wathba, Rahba, Shahama, and Falah.

Other social infrastructure projects under way include the Al Zahiyah Development initiative. This $67.5m (AED248m project includes construction of four bridges to link Al Zahiyah with Al Maryah Island.

The bridges will also connect nine traffic intersections to ease congestion in the area.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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