Executive council nod for infrastructure projects

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council on Sunday approved a number of development projects and plans related to housing, food, environment, infrastructure, road networks and transport, health and nuclear energy fields in the emirate.

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Published: Tue 1 May 2012, 12:26 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:06 PM

At a meeting chaired by General Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the council sanctioned a number of projects to develop the infrastructure for residential and commercial sectors at Mohammad bin Zayed City.

The meeting was also attended by Shaikh Hazaa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of the council.

The total budget ratified by the council is estimated at Dh257 million.

The projects include construction of an internal road network along with its related infrastructure such as street lights, water pipes, drainage, communication services and parking areas.

It also approved the setting up of a hospital in Ghiathi at a cost of Dh445 million with a capacity for 50 beds and a new 36-bed Sela city hospital at a cost of Dh239 million. The importing of 500,000 tonnes of fodder under the subsidy programme was also approved.

The council was briefed by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company regarding a tender to construct a new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

During its last meeting, the council had okayed a new terminal at the airport as part of the refurbishment works.

The council, further, reviewed a project to build nuclear energy plants, the first of which is scheduled to become operational by 2017. These plants aim to satisfy the country’s needs and growth by initiating a peaceful eco-friendly nuclear energy programme. —

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