Dubai Municipality completes work on Phase 1 of integrated neighbourhood initiative

Plan is aimed at developing citizen housing areas as integrated communities for all residents

Dubai Municipality has announced the completion of work for the first phase of its integrated neighbourhood initiative for citizen housing areas in the areas of Al Khawaneej 1 and Nad Al Sheba.

In a statement, the municipality said that its plan is aimed at developing citizen housing areas as integrated communities where all residents have easy access to various facilities. Residents will be able to access these facilities by walking a short distance through a network of tree-shaded pathways, it added.

Jogging tracks and other areas for sporting activities will also be included to help residents enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it said, pointing out that the plan has seen residential areas, pavements, bicycle lanes and roads built, while trees have been planted. In addition, playgrounds have been constructed, and the entrances to the area have been identified and numbered.

Director General Dawoud Al Hajri said: “The plan provides a streamlined operational framework for achieving tangible improvements in all aspects of citizens’ quality of life so that it can substantially enhance their wellbeing and happiness.”

“Through an integrated approach, the plan addresses all aspects of citizens’ housing, both existing and planned. Dubai Municipality is keen to provide an ideal urban environment offering the best possible physical environment, health facilities and integrated services,” he noted.

The second phase will see the afforestation of inner streets and lanes of the neighbourhoods and the provision of pathways to facilitate access to all services in a pleasant walking environment shaded by trees, the statement continued.

The plan also features the implementation of urban design standards that support People of Determination and the elderly, with special attention placed on ensuring they can access all public services.

It also supports and encourages cultural and social activities for all segments in residential areas by activating parks and open areas in accordance with the priority given to environmental sustainability as a key element of quality of life.

Dubai Municipality said increasing green spaces and afforestation is another key focus of the plan.

It also aims to encourage residents to cooperate in upholding the principle of sustainability by promoting the use of recycling centres and spreading the culture of reuse and reduction of waste in residential neighbourhoods.

As part of the first phase of the activation of the new plan in the Al Khawaneej-1 and Nad Al Sheba, Dubai Municipality said that it seeks to further enhance its approach in developing residential areas to ensure all services and facilities and lifestyle elements are completed in record time by integrating them in the initial stage of planning.


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