The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports and the Middle East’s largest industrial zone, has broken ground on its new dedicated Truck Plaza, comprising refuelling and rest facilities with the Industrial Zone.
It will include a first-of-its-kind dedicated Adnoc Distribution service station for trucks, comprising two main canopies and six diesel bay canopies, and a community centre with 275 shaded truck, bus and car parking spaces, said the statement from Kizad.
It will also house several retail outlets, including a convenience store, restaurants, a car care service, and a mosque, it added.
The project was introduced to Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, during his recent visit to Kizad to review the progress of developments at the Zone, said the Kizad statement.
The ground breaking event was held in the presence of Ahmed Al Shamsi, the acting CEO of Adnoc Distribution and Samir Chaturvedi, CEO of Kizad.
The project is a significant step forward in providing truck drivers and workers within Kizad with refuelling and rest facilities, it added.
Abdullah Al Hameli, the acting head of Industrial Zones Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: "Kizad Truck Plaza is another important milestone in realising our vision to support all of its customers and the community across Abu Dhabi’s industrial and logistics supply chain."
"We are confident that integrated facilities at the Truck Plaza will ultimately improve the quality of lives of the broader industrial zone community," he noted.
Al Shamsi said: "We are delighted to be part of this development and collaborate with Kizad to create best-in-class infrastructure and facilities that support this community. This dedicated service station will be an important milestone in our journey as we continue to drive the sustainable economic vision of the UAE and keep our essential customers moving."
The truck plaza will include a restaurant for heavy duty vehicle drivers, a convenience store, four additional quick service restaurant outlets, as well as lube and vehicle washing services. The plaza will also include two utility buildings.-TradeArabia News Service