Dhs400m Abu Dhabi road scheme given green light

Transport chiefs aim to make city’s road infrastructure ‘world-class’

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Transport bosses in Abu Dhabi are driving forward with an ambitious Dhs400m project aimed at making the city’s roads and infrastructure world-class.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) has joined forces with Abu Dhabi public services firm, Musanada, to spearhead a series of internal road and infrastructure projects in Shawamikh which will ensure the emirate’s roads are at international standards.

The first phase of the development, which will itself cost Dhs259m, is already underway in sectors 7 and 12 and is due to be complete in the final quarter of next year.

The projects include extending communications, sewerage, water and electricity networks in 800 plots of land, of which 732 will be dedicated to residential use.

More than Dhs16m is being invested in road lighting, bolstering safety for users.

The next phase of works, including internal road and infrastructure projects, in Shawamakh is due to be completed in early 2019.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport says the scheme is all part of an enterprising vision to make Abu Dhabi one of the world’s leading economies by 2030, as well as provide better standards of living and safety for residents.

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