Fifteen infrastructure development projects worth $1 billion (AED4bn) were awarded to nine contractors in Abu Dhabi, a leading company said.
Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has tendered the projects which will develop roads and residential neighborhood infrastructure on the outskirts of the capital city and in the Western Region, according to a Gulf New report.
Work has already begun on a few projects, and they are all expected to be completed by late 2019, the company said.
Aweidha Al Marar, chairman of Musanada and chairman at the emirate’s municipal sector regulator, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, said the projects aim to ensure adequate living standards for Abu Dhabi’s growing population, and enable the emirate’s development, she said at a signing ceremony.
Five of the projects will be centered in the Western Region town of Madinat Zayed. A fourth project to develop roads and infrastructure for an Emirati residential neighborhood at a cost of $200mn (AED738mn) was awarded to Kuwait-based company Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi and Sons.
Other contracts were given to Nael and Bin Harmal Hydroexport Establishment, a UAE-based construction contractor, which will execute a $141mn (AED518.6mn) project to set up roads and infrastructure for an Emirati neighborhood.
Several others were awarded for infrastructure works on the outskirts of the city, including Western Bainoona Group for General Contracting which will set up roads and infrastructure in Al Nahdha Military area on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City for $28mn (AED102.7mn).
It will also carry out infrastructure works and public realm design for Sector W52-2 in Abu Dhabi Island.