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Musanada says work progressing on schedule for $220m police infrastructure project

Project will see the construction or upgrading of 15 civil defence buildings in UAE capital

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has said that work is progressing as per schedule on the Abu Dhabi Police Buildings Infrastructure project, which is being implemented at a cost of $220 million.

The major project will see the construction or upgrading of 15 civil defence buildings in the UAE capital as part of Abu Dhabi Police’s network expansion plans. This will include the construction of three civil defence centres and three police stations besides the upgrading of Al Wathba Prison, a statement of Musanada said.

All the buildings will meet international modern standards in terms of being ‘smart’, environmentally friendly and energy-saving, it added.

Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (ADP) added that the plans are part of efforts to provide high quality infrastructure that meets the needs of the public, improve performance and enhance safety and security in the community.

Furthermore, the new buildings will provide an ‘appropriate environment for employees, while also promoting creativity and excellence’. It added that ‘sustainable applications through thermally-insulated, easy to cool buildings’ will be deployed to reduce energy consumption and provide natural ventilation and lighting.

In the statement, Musanada said that one of the major projects is the construction of the Al Falah Police Station at a cost of $9.36 million. Work on the 6,000-sq-m station is progressing well and is now 83% complete.

Al Mirfa Police Station, which will come up on a 7,525-sq-m area, is 99% complete, while Al Saadiyat Police Station is almost ready, it added.

Musanada is also building civil defence centres at the Al Falah region at an estimated cost of $5.47 million, and another at Qasr Al Bahar and Al Tawayya, respectively.

Having completed all associated works, the Abu Dhabi Central Morgue project has also been handed over, it said.

Finally, work is moving at a steady pace on the $44.37 million Al Wathba Prison project, spanning an area of 23,000 sq m, with Phase One work currently standing at 39% completion.

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