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Abu Dhabi seeks to reduce infrastructure development costs

The emirate's Quality and Conformity Council said the workshop comes in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan to develop a competitive, sustainable, and globally open economy

The workshop by Abu Dhabi's CQC was to air suggestions about how to revise standards for infrastructure projects [representational image].
The workshop by Abu Dhabi's CQC was to air suggestions about how to revise standards for infrastructure projects [representational image].

Abu Dhabi's Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced the running of workshop to revise construction standards, as part of the emirate’s plan to further internationalise its economy.

QCC, the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure and raising awareness of quality standards in Abu Dhabi, organised the session on suggestions to revise “standards which increase the cost of executing infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi”.

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With a broad scope to ensure holistic coverage of standards issues on a priority basis, the standing committees have more than 70 nominated members.

Through their working groups, QCC said, the committees “will drive the prioritisation of Abu Dhabi’s conformity needs and promote harmonisation on the use of UAE and international standards throughout the industry and among regulators in the emirate”.

It added: “The workshop comes in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan to develop a competitive, sustainable, and globally open economy.”

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It is also part of the Abu Dhabi’s Government’s approach in the field of economic incentives, and re-examining building regulations for the infrastructure, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

QCC said such efforts contribute to reduced costs for citizens, residents, and investors, while maintaining urban development in the emirate.

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