Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) has announced that it has currently $127m (AED470m) worth infrastructure projects under construction in the southern part of the Emirate.
Projects include internal roads, lighting projects, storm-water drainage systems and residential parks, costing $12.2m (AED45m) at Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
Commenting on the Municipality's ongoing infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi and suburban areas, HE Musabbah Mubarak Al Murar, acting general manager of ADM, said: “They also reflects the municipal system's keenness and strategy aimed at developing the infrastructure of all cities, providing services to cater to the rapid development and demographic growth along with the remarkable economic & commercial boom witnessed by the city, which warrants top-in-class infrastructure.”
“The Municipality is currently finalising an internal roads and infrastructure project at Mohammed Bin Zayed City, costing over $54.4m (AED200m), out of the total estimated cost of $127.9m (AED470m). The first project includes road works, and soil improvement, besides building all pavement layers, including the final layer, road markings, installing traffic signs, and building parking lots and entrances for land plots."
The first and second phases of the storm-water drainage network include the construction of a street lighting network, and seven electric transformer sub-stations, besides expanding water, firefighting and drainage networks, and constructing conduits for communications, irrigation and power networks.
“These works, which cost over $26m (AED96m) and include the provision of road and infrastructure services to 150 land plots, started in January 2015 and will finish in June 2016. The completion rate has reached as much as 70% at present," Murar said.
“As part of the second phase where roads and infrastructure services will be extended to include 182 land plots at a cost of more than $28.3m (AED104m), the Municipality has fully completed the internal roads and infrastructure project in different Zones at Mohammed Bin Zayed City,” he added.
The Municipality has just completed the construction of a park in Mohammed Bin Zayed City at a cost exceeding $4.4m (AED16.5m), spanning an aggregate area of 19,662 sqm. This park, which is classified as small-sized residential neighborhoods park, will serve 468 land plots, and provide an avenue that meets the aspiration of residents for a safe and healthy environment.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has already completed a second park in Mohammed bin Zayed city at a cost of $2.9m (AED11m), over an area of more than 14,000 sqm.
A third park in the same city is constructed at a cost of $2.9m (AED11m), stretching over more than 12,000 sqm. The Municipality has already signed a contract to build a fourth park in Mohammed bin Zayed, costing $1.7m (AED6.6m), covering an area of more than 5023 sqm, thus bringing the total cost of the four parks to more than $12.2m (AED45m).
The Municipality is keen to provide these parks with every facility and entertainment options, such as multi-purpose playgrounds, sports arenas, as well as basketball, soccer and volleyball courts. Parks also include grassy areas, water closets, sitting areas, shaded footpaths, aquatic sceneries, running tracks, and shaded green areas in addition to various children games, as well as architectural, mechanical and electrical works,” concluded Al Murar.
Source: Construction Week Online
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