Abu Dhabi Executive Council approves AED 40 billion project framework

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The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved a framework between Abu Dhabi Government and Aldar Properties for the development of capital projects in the emirate worth AED 40 billion.

The decision follows the recommendation of the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee to establish a public-private partnership plan for the development of capital projects in the emirate and the subsequent agreement signed between ADQ and Aldar Properties.

The framework includes Aldar taking on the management of AED 30 billion worth of major projects such as Riyadh City, Baniyas North and other developments in the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions. 

Together the projects will deliver approximately 25,000 homes for UAE Nationals as well as associated infrastructure over the next five years.

In addition, Aldar will provide management oversight of AED 10 billion worth of Musanada’s projects in education, healthcare, infrastructure, social services, and facilities management.

The projects will provide a significant positive impact on the wider Abu Dhabi economy. Aldar’s ‘in-country value’ (ICV) programme gives priority to local contractors, consultants, and suppliers, including SMEs, for most contract awards.

Aldar’s fee-based development management business is also managing AED 5 billion worth of infrastructure projects awarded by the Abu Dhabi Government in 2019, including Al Falah national housing, Media Zone Abu Dhabi on Yas Island and Saadiyat infrastructure works.


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