Abu Dhabi approves $64m in infra projects

$29m development of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road the biggest package among approved projects

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Abu Dhabi’s Executive Committee at the Executive Council has approved several projects worth a total of $64 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as part of the Abu Dhabi Plan, it has been announced.

According to a statement issued on WAM, one of the major projects approved by the Executive Committee, which is headed by Jassim Mohammad Buatabah Al Zaabi, was the development of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road from the Falah Intersection to the Qasar Al Bahr intersection, which is estimated to have an overall cost of $29.6 million.

The project will include works within the Sheikh Zayed tunnel and several improvements to intersections, with the aim of easing traffic, facilitating transport into the city and increasing the efficiency of the city’s road network, which would allow it to keep up urban development.

Furthermore, the Executive Committee has also approved a $17.15 million project to link the emirate’s existing power grid to power generated by the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. This project will look to guarantee the continuity of electrical supply across the emirate. In addition, the project will build four 400V overhead transmission lines at the Barakah plant, which will then be linked up with the two main stations at Madinat Zayed and Bab 2.

These will provide a link and supply to the Abu Dhabi General Transport Company network and control centre through the transmission of 5,600MW from the overall power generated at the station.

The committee also approved a project to develop the electricity distribution network in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi at a cost of $11.29 million. This project will also include the supply and installation of electric cables over 89km to reach the optimal use of power resources, and reinforce sustainable power efficiency in new housing units in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna.

The committee also approved an operation and maintenance project for the beautification of the Abu Dhabi Corniche at a cost of $5.98 million. This will include the cultivation of green spaces and the installation of aesthetic structures, decorative items, fountains, lighting and relevant service facilities in a manner that preserves the city’s general appearance and unique cultural identity.


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