Abu Dhabi General Services Company “Musanada” declared that it applied to execute infrastructure works of the Emirati District project in Madinat Zayed – Abu Dhabi within blocks 3, 4 and A2 according to the set plan. This decision is based on the company’s keenness on participating in achieving the objectives of Abu Dhabi’s plan towards providing a sustainable infrastructure that serves the Emirate’s society and economy according to the best world standards.
Engineer, Suwaidan Rashed Al Zahiri, Acting Chief Executive Official in Abu Dhabi General Services Company "Musanada” stated that the Emirati District’s infrastructure project consists of 3 blocks with a value of more than 2.5 billion AED including roads and infrastructure works. Work is being in progress there with 6.31% achievement in block A2 with achievement cost of 518.6 billion AED, block 3 (1.176 billion AED) and block 4 (738 million AED). At present, all project works are being executed to be completed at late 2019.
Dependence on the Highest Sustainability Standards during Design and Execution
Al Zahiri stressed on Musanada’s commitment to promote the sustainability of projects and works run or executed by it as the principle of sustainability is considered an essential part within the company’s strategy, whether in execution or awarding phases. This applies to the Emirati District project as this project does not aim to establish the infrastructure for the Emirati District only. Rather, it ensures enhancement of soil below residential plots, which will have great impact on facilitating construction of residential units for citizens and reducing their costs and time. It will also contribute to maintain resources an environment in accordance with Abu Dhabi plan and directions of its wise leaders.
2755 Residential Plots, 37 Mosques, 47 Gardens and 13 Schools for the Various Study Stages
He also referred that infrastructure works in the project include preparation of infrastructure, road network, and service paths in addition to 2755 residential plots, 37 mosques, 47 gardens and 13 schools for the various study stages. All of this is within a residential community that extends on an area of 1401 hectares and contains service facilities and construction properties according to the latest world standards prepared to serve about 22 thousand citizens, which is the number of residents expected to occupy the residential district for citizens after completion of construction works.
Al Zahiri added that project area is 14.4 million square meters, of which 5.1 million square meters in block 4 including 1196 plots designated for villas and 7.6 million square meters in block 3 including 1559 plots designated for villas too. Initial project works include ground treatment, paving works, main roads, local roads, potable water system, rain water drainage network, sewerage network, irrigation, fire fighting, power cables, 22 kW substations, natural gas networks and communications. Designs of all those works have been adopted by the relevant government departments and agencies that provide the service and supplementary civil works, taking into account the latest sustainability and environmental safety standards. Added to its works, the projects MZ12 and MZ39 in an area of 334 thousand square meters, and 301 thousand square meters respectively, while block A2 work area is 778 thousand square meters. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the Emirati District project is one of the strategic housing projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi where it will contribute to the provision of advanced infrastructure to accommodate population growth and urbanization. Furthermore, the project was designed in accordance with accurate plans that put future population growth into consideration in Madinat Zayed. Accordingly, it is planned to develop the intersections of entry and exit leading to the project according to the studies developed during the workshops held between the support and strategic partners in the government sector.
On his side, His Excellency Seif Bar Al Qubisi, General Manager of AbuDhabi Housing Authority, referred that execution of infrastructure for the Emirate District project is considered one of the greatest capitalist projects in Emirate of Abu Dhabi at present as it serves the citizens at first place. This is through provision of residential plots ready for building for thousands of beneficiaries besides the continuous follow-up by the wise leaders that puts the citizen’s comfort at top priorities, coordinating efforts, continuous coordination with the concerned partners and ensuring commitment to the approved time schedule.
In addition, he also added that the Authority sets the necessary plan to provide debts of building for beneficiaries of the project at the time of completion of infrastructure works and continuous coordination with the concerned partners to ensure providing societal facilities in conjunction with the expected duration to move citizens to their homes. He also stated that work is continuing on providing many pre-approved different designs as proposed through “Baiti” initiative, which enables citizens to complete building of their homes at the shortest time with the cost that suits their needs.
© Press Release 2017