Abu Dhabi approves infrastructure projects worth AED 66 billion

Abu Dhabi Media Office

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has granted approval for the launch of 144 infrastructure projects with a budget of AED 66 billion.

These projects will span various sectors, including housing and quality of life, education and human capital, tourism and natural resources.

More than AED 59 billion has been allocated to establish various housing and public facilities throughout the emirate, while about AED 4 billion has been assigned for education and human capital.

AED 1.1 billion has been earmarked for boosting tourism, while an estimated AED 50 million has been designated for projects devoted to enhancing the emirate’s natural resources.

Nearly 13,000 housing units will be developed in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra with a major focus on streamlining the allocation process for beneficiaries, resulting in reduced waiting times and increased efficiency.

"The multifaceted plan seeks to enhance social bonds by extending developments into social spaces, including mosques, community and sports centres, retail offerings, along with police and civil defence facilities, and more," said Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport – Abu Dhabi.

Further innovations in transport and mobility will also be rolled out with people encouraged to adopt more eco-friendly habits with a wide array of bike lanes and pedestrian walkways that will be established across the emirate.

"These will be supplemented by the construction and enhancement of parks, public spaces, walk lanes, playgrounds and specialised cycle tracks. Together with offering recreational opportunities, the amenities also underscore a commitment to a healthier and more active populace," said Maysarah Mahmoud Eid, Acting Director General of the Abu Dhabi Projects and Infrastructure Centre (ADPIC).

 

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