New community will be first of its kind in Abu Dhabi in terms of size

ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, or Musanada, on Monday announced that it has been awarded an Abu Dhabi government contract to manage the delivery of a new infrastructure residential development in South Shamkha worth over Dh7 billion.

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Published: Tue 19 Apr 2011, 11:30 PM

Last updated: Fri 12 Jul 2024, 11:59 AM

The project, which is the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi, will be located approximately 45km from the city of Abu Dhabi and covers an area of almost 4,000 hectares. On completion it will provide plots for housing for around 130,000 Emiratis.

“Musanada is extremely proud and honoured to have been tasked with the development of the South Shamkha mega project, which will provide plots for housing for over 130,000 UAE nationals,” Mohamed Khalifa Al Fahed Al Mehairi, CEO of Musanada, said. “Working on such a significant and key national project shows our commitment to support the government in providing the people of Abu Dhabi with the best quality of life in line with its aim to become of the top five governments of the world.”

“Musanada will continue to fulfill its main role in supporting Abu Dhabi Government in achieving its strategic and imperative vision.” he added.

The development will include 12, 460 plots have been allocated for Emirati local housing. The South Shamkha project will include plots for shopping centres, health, educational, commercial and recreational facilities to serve an expected total population of 200,000 people.

The contracts, which are worth more than Dh7 billion, have been awarded to four companies, three of which are local companies, SaifBin Darwish construction, Tristar Engineering & Construction, Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment. Also a joint venture with the Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation and ARC Abu Dhabi Contracting , being awarded the fourth contract.

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