Ghantoot wins construction contract for Abu Dhabi's Bazar Al Mafraq
The project is worth approximately $2m and is due to open by the end of 2018
UAE contractor Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting has been awarded a construction contract by Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) to build the Bazar Al Mafraq project. The development in Al Mafraq Industrial Area costs approximately $2.2m (AED8m).
Bazar Al Mafraq is due for completion by the end of 2018, and has the capacity to accommodate 480 traders. Food trucks, frozen meat and fish sellers, tailors, painters, and sculptors will operate from the market.
ADM said the shops will be given free of cost to sellers that “wish to trade in a legitimate and authorised way”, adding that the “prime objective” of constructing Bazar Al Mafraq is “to curb street hawkers and rid the community of the negative and health impacts of unlicensed vendors”.
In a statement, ADM said the project is part of the private sector’s social responsibility initiatives to contribute to Abu Dhabi City’s development. HE Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, general manager of ADM, said the project will also include public facilities “befitting the profile of Abu Dhabi as a civilised metropolis”.
He continued: “The signing of this agreement with Ghantoot Company is an integral part of a series of agreements signed with the private sector.
“Such objectives are met by building modern service and entertainment amenities reflecting the image of Abu Dhabi and its advanced global ranking as the best place for living, happiness and practising business.
“The municipality is keen on cooperating with mega national companies with the aim of promoting the values and principles of social responsibility. The initiative of Ghantoot Company in this regard illustrates its commitment […] through delivering projects capable of driving the quality of living in Abu Dhabi city and suburbs,” Al Qubaisi added.