Over $626m in contracts awarded to three companies
Modon Properties (Modon) has awarded infrastructure contracts for phases two and five of the Riyadh City South project.
Three contractors have been awarded $626m in construction work in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
National Projects and Construction, the Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport Establishment and Saif Bin Darwish Company will be responsible for the development of infrastructure works for the second and fifth phases of Riyadh City South. The works include the construction of internal and external roads, lighting, potable water network, rainwater drainage systems, sewerage systems, fire-fighting systems, traffic control systems, irrigation networks, electricity grids and Pubic Realm.
According to a statement, the Riyadh City project is being developed in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, and is said to align with the Abu Dhabi Government’s strategy of building integrated and sustainable residential communities, which are in line with the requirements of citizens and residents. In addition to residential facilities, the project will include community facilities such as parks, schools, stores, mosques, medical centres and community centres.
The goals of the plan are to provide high quality housing, which guarantees an excellent standard of life for citizens and residents, the statement said.
H.E. Basheer Khalfan Al Mehairbi, the acting director general of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority said, “These directives are aligned with the goals of the Abu Dhabi Plan, which seeks to provide members of the community with housing that guarantees a high quality of life. The development of Riyadh City is one of the most significant residential projects in Abu Dhabi today, helping to develop the emirate’s housing sector to meet citizens’ current aspirations. Through selecting the services of Modon, the Abu Dhabi Government is working with international specialists in the housing sector, ensuring an excellent quality of public infrastructure and providing residents with sustainable housing, in line with the future vision of Abu Dhabi.”
Upon completion, the infrastructure works will include more than 6,000 residential plots, a university, five schools, two nurseries, four health centres, 28 mosques, 61 commercial plots, three civil defense centres, five fuel stations, four government facilities plots and three social services centres.
Sulaiman Al Siksek, deputy CEO of Modon remarked, “The awarding of these contracts moves us another step closer to the completion of Riyadh City South, and our vision of welcoming new home-owners into unique and vibrant communities. This is the second round of infrastructure contracts to have been awarded by Modon, with the first phase of contracts awarded in September 2019. These are in line with the Abu Dhabi Government’s plan to build integrated and sustainable residential communities.”
Modon aims to complete all the infrastructure works for Riyadh City South by the end of 2023. The company says it anticipates awarding contracts for the third and fourth phase of the project in the second half of this year.
Riyadh City is located 30km from the UAE capital and will have access to major urban and industrial venues across Abu Dhabi. The project is also close to several major landmarks and attractions in Abu Dhabi City, the developer said.