Key Musanada projects to be featured in Nat Geo Abu Dhabi's film
EXCLUSIVE: The documentary will cover Musanada's prominent work including hospitals, schools, and roads in the capital
National Geographic Abu Dhabi will be releasing a 44-minute film titled 'Modern Cities - The Building Blocks' which explores behind-the-scenes of the often-unseen infrastructure of future cities, focusing on the work of the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).
The documentary focuses on the infrastructure that is often neglected such as the supply of fresh water, electricity and data; the education of youth and healthcare for all.
Some of the projects that will be covered in the documentary include; healthcare projects, Al Ain Hospital, which is a $1.2bn (AED4.7bn) project, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, which is a $1.1bn (AED4.4bn) integrated medical facility, expected to be the largest hospital in the UAE.
The education projects will include Yas School, Hamdan bin Zayed School, as well as road projects such as Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road, which runs from the outskirts of Abu Dhabi to the border of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid road, as well as the Sheikh Khalifa road project, which was formerly known as Ghweyfat road, as told to Construction Week.
In addition, the documentary touches on the history of civil engineering, tracing back to the 18th century, as well as highlighting the emirate's journey from having no paved roads, schools or electricity in 1965 to rapidly developing a modern infrastructure, driving the country’s economy, guaranteeing ease of mobility, and enhancing quality of life.
'Modern Cities - The Building Blocks' will premiere on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on 13 February at 10pm UAE time / 9pm KSA time.