ABU DHABI // Dh544 million worth of projects to build new roads, schools and improve infrastructure around Abu Dhabi has been approved by the Executive Committee at the Executive Council.
Contracts worth more than Dh108 million to develop Mohammed bin Zayed City were given the go ahead. They include the construction of 7.7 kilometres of roads, water networks, a wastewater system, electricity and communication lines, irrigation systems, rain water drainage systems, and road lighting.
The Committee, headed by Saeed Eid Al Ghafli, Chairman of the Executive Office, also green lighted contracts for roads and infrastructure projects in Al Nahda military residential zone, Bani Yas and Al Shawamekh, worth more than Dh102 million.
It further approved a project to complete the development of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road from Al Falah intersection to Qasr Al Bahr intersection, the first package of which is worth Dh54.577 million.
This aims to build a 3.5km road, a bridge and other necessary infrastructure. It also seeks to make amendments to traffic and control systems for Sheikh Zayed tunnel, which will improve traffic in the surrounding area.
A tender worth Dh36 million was awarded for the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of signs in the Western Region, as part of the Unified Geonames and addressing system in Abu Dhabi.
This project is part of the “Abu Dhabi Plan”, which seeks to develop urban areas that meet the needs of communities and provide residents with a high quality of life.
Furthermore, the Committee approved the budget for the first phase of a project to develop the Ghuwaifat crossing, at the border with Saudi Arabia.
The Dh135.5 million project includes the restoration of roads for light vehicles and buses as well as waiting areas for trucks heading in and out of the country.
Also approved was the design and construction of a primary school and kindergarten on Delma Island, worth Dh106.7 million. The school will accommodate 758 students.
Source: uae news