Abu Dhabi approves Dh241m in public works projects

Projects worth Dh241 million have been approved for infrastructure development in Abu Dhabi emirate.

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ABU DHABI // Public works projects worth Dh241 million have been approved in Abu Dhabi emirate, including upgrades to electricity networks, roads and bridges.

The projects approved by Abu Dhabi Executive Committee include a Dh56m expansion of an electricity network in Al Ain and its suburbs, to improve efficiency, stability and security of supply.

The committee adopted the projects at a meeting yesterday headed by Saeed Eid Al Ghafli, its chairman. Other projects include a Dh76m restoration of roads in Abu Dhabi’s southern mainland area, and roadworks in the western sector for Dh21m.

A Dh46 million power plant in Zakher, and the construction of internal roads and infrastructure in Al Falah area, for Dh42m, were also approved.

The project for Al Falah involves expanding the two-lane road to three lanes in both directions, and convert U-turns into intersections with traffic lights.

A new inlet and outlet will also be created for the area to accommodate increasing traffic.

The committee also agreed to plans for testing soil in parts of the emirate and requiring real estate developers to conduct engineering studies as part of planning practice. “Such studies include geophysical, geotechnical and topographic studies,” the committee said.

The design and construction of a building for training families at the headquarters of the General Women’s Union was also approved. Emirati families can receive training in crafts and heritage at the centre to help them improve their financial situations and living conditions through self-employment.