KIZAD breaks ground on 87,000m2 plaza with refuelling, rest facilities
The Truck Plaza will have a service station for trucks, 275 shaded parking spaces, stores, and a 1,000m2 mosque
The Middle East’s largest industrial zone Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), which is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, broke ground on an 87,000m2 dedicated Truck Plaza, comprising refuelling and rest facilities.
The plaza will cater to the needs of workers and visitors at KIZAD’s growing industrial zone. It will include a first-of-its-kind dedicated ADNOC Distribution service station for trucks, comprising two main canopies and six diesel bay canopies, and a community centre with 275 shaded truck, bus, and car parking spaces.
It will also house several retail outlets, including a convenience store, restaurants, a car care service, and a 1,000m2 mosque.
The truck plaza will include a restaurant for heavy duty vehicle drivers, a convenience store, four additional quick service restaurant outlets, as well as lube and vehicle washing services.
In addition, the plaza will comprise two utility buildings. Follow on enhancements to the truck plaza may include a dedicated overnight rest area for drivers and additional comfort facilities.
The project was introduced to HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council, chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and chairman of the Executive Committee, during his recent visit to KIZAD to review the progress of developments at the Zone.
The ground-breaking event was held in the presence of the acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution, Ahmed Al Shamsi; and the CEO of KIZAD, Samir Chaturvedi.
Commenting on the project, the acting head of the Industrial Zones Cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports, Abdullah Al Hameli, said: “KIZAD Truck Plaza is another important milestone in realising KIZAD’s vision to support all of its customers and the community across Abu Dhabi’s industrial and logistics supply chain. We are confident that integrated facilities at the Truck Plaza will ultimately improve the quality of lives of the broader industrial zone community.”