Mussaffah residents demand more public services and facilities

Demands included the provision of more facilities such as playgrounds and footpaths as well as cheaper accommodation.

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ABU DHABI // Mussaffah community members have voiced concerns about a lack of safety on neighbourhood roads and skyrocketing commercial rents, according to a survey.

Residents who participated in the Abu Dhabi Municipality survey also demanded more markets, mosques, parks, fitness centres, football pitches, playgrounds and public restrooms.

The survey was carried out to explore people’s views on public services in the industrial area, the municipality said on Tuesday. About 515 business owners in the area took part.

Community members also said they wanted good footpaths, garbage containers, a public services centre, more banks, cinemas and a theatre. They demanded the removal of abandoned vehicles and the collection of waste from workshops.

Other requests included the provision of cheap accommodation and an increase of public transport services in the area.