Musanada, Al Ain Municipality note 50% completion on water projects
Musanada and ACM deployed 344 workers, engineers, and consultants for the project, which covers an area spanning 30km
Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) and Al Ain City Municipality (ACM) have noted 50% completion on the main and secondary irrigation lines and reservoirs construction project for the eastern sector of Al Ain city that is being carried out at a cost of $15.9m (AED58.4m).
Work in the water-related project has been progressing in line with the construction plan as per the agreed delivery schedule, with the project expected to be completed by Q3 2020.
Musanada and ACM have deployed 344 workers, engineers, and consultants on site for the project, which covers an area spanning 30km, the UAE's state-held news agecny, Wam reported.
According to Musanada, the project covers construction of main and secondary irrigation lines, four treated water tanks — each with a capacity of 900m3 — with auxiliary pumping station across the eastern sector regions at Mezyad, Al Dhaher, Umm Ghafah, and Al Khurair. Additionally, the scheme also included construction of irrigation pipes to feed the tanks.
Moreover, as part of the work Musanada will also carry out landscaping works, development of walkways, cycling paths, and areas dedicated for workout. In addition, a 7km-long walkways and cycling paths will also be constructed inside Mezyad Mashtal, as well as from the Mezyad Mashtal roundabout to the Truck roundabout.
Once completed the project will serve Al Ain city and the residential and commercial areas adjacent to the international highway between the Oman and the UAE.
Speaking about the project, regional services director of parks and recreational facilities for eastern sector, Mohammed Saeed Al Shamsi said: "The project aims to stop depletion of fresh groundwater at the eastern sector, covering the Mezyad, Umm Ghafah and Al Dhaher areas, besides meeting the needs of landscaping and walkways in line with the urban development witnessed in those areas, in addition to the preliminary findings of the study concerning the sector’s needs of irrigation treated water, recreational facilities and green spaces.”
“The project scope of work will involve construction of five 12,300-metre long walkways; 2 walkways in Mezyaed: 870m and 1,140m long, Al Dhaher: 1,840m long, Umm Ghafah: 1,450m long and a 7,000-metre long walkway from the Mezyad Mashtal roundabout to the Trucks roundabout. This will be in addition to irrigation works, landscaping, playgrounds, physical fitness equipment, fittings and lighting, ultimately creating a healthy outlet for the sector’s residents."