Upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, President of United Arab Emirates, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the proposed plan for infrastructure upgrade and new projects amounting DH 1.5bn has been approved.
The Abu Dhabi Executive Council yesterday announced all developments and future projects included on the said infrastructure program.
Housing will also be built in Al Ain, with a bus depot being constructed in Khalifa City along with new street lighting and pavements.
The Ghayathi road project will include building roundabouts, junctions and fitting solar-powered lighting. This was developed in November with speed bumps, junctions, pedestrian walkways and roundabouts added. There are seven roundabouts, ending the need for commuters to u-turn to change direction.
The upgrades will bring more people to Ghayathi, for work and for pleasure, said Mr. Al Fandi Al Mazrouei, who works in Ruwais. “They are doing everything in Ghayathi,” he added. “There will be new parks, they will build a water park – like Wild Wadi in Dubai – and they will build new housing in the North. “It’s becoming bigger, step by step. And, of course, it will increase employment. It’s better than before, now.”
New projects are:
- Dh396 million for infrastructure improvement at Khalifa City (A)
- Dh712 million for Sheibat Alwatah Housing Project
- Dh267.5 million to fund Zayed City-Ghayathi, 80-km double lane road project
- Museums at Saadiyat Island
- Dh175 million for improving facilities at Abu Dhabi main bus depot