Authority says the abandoned structures impact the public appearance of the city
220 buildings have been demolished by Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) as part of its crackdown on abandoned structures in the emirate. According to a report published by state news agency WAM, ADM intends to demolish an additional 272 structures.
ADM says that the abandoned buildings impact the public appearance of the city, contribute to pollution of the environment and pose health hazards to residents who live nearby. The municipal authority has called on owners of abandoned buildings to take corrective actions in dealing with the structures in co-operation with all concerned parties.
The WAM report also stated that the Abu Dhabi civic body is demolishing 37 abandoned buildings and has issued orders to repeal the demolition of 13 buildings. It also placed two buildings under examination.
The municipality has also identified abandoned areas and structures in the areas surrounding Musaffah and Al Wathba, comprising shaded industrial plots, commercial outlets, residential buildings and communal housing.