Over Dh127m spent on infrastructure in Abu Dhabi

Over Dh127m spent on infrastructure in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi - The projects include renovating parks and maintaining landscaped areas in Abu Dhabi Mainland, besides constructing water reservoirs, irrigation systems and modern pumping stations.



By Jasmine Al Kuttab

Published: Tue 8 Mar 2016, 5:11 PM

Last updated: Tue 8 Mar 2016, 7:15 PM

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) is currently constructing a number of projects including parks and playgrounds at Al Shamkha city and Al Adlah city, costing over Dh 127 million.
The projects include renovating parks and maintaining landscaped areas in Abu Dhabi Mainland, besides constructing water reservoirs, irrigation systems and modern pumping stations.
The projects will provide recreational facilities and parks in order to meet people's aspirations and requirements under the development plan 2030 for Abu Dhabi and suburbs.
ADM is currently undertaking infrastructure projects in the Mainland, costing Dh 127,870,000 million. These projects include constructing and restoring parks and playgrounds beyond Abu Dhabi Island besides improving irrigation network, reservoirs and pumping stations.
The projects also include restoring four parks at Al Shamkha, building a new one at Al Adlah, besides rehabilitating parks and carrying out landscaping works in the Mainland of Abu Dhabi city.
The projects also comprise building multi-purpose sports courts for all age brackets, children's playgrounds, barbeque areas and sitting areas surrounded by eye-catching aquatic sceneries and decorative lighting, in addition to the harmonious views of landscaped areas in a way consistent with the sustainability standards.
One park is nearing completion with a completion rate of more than 99 per cent; and the total cost of these projects has topped Dh 34 million.
A completion rate of 90 per cent has been achieved in another park and infrastructure rehabilitation project in the Mainland in the first phase. This multifaceted project aims at refurbishing parks and carrying out landscaping areas in the Mainland of Abu Dhabi city, at a total cost of Dh 10 million.
Al Khatam Park No. 2 was also officially opened early February with a cost of Dh 9,870,000 dirhams. The park, which covers an area of 38,000 square meters, includes a multi-purpose court for football and basketball and shaded play areas.
For the irrigation networks, the Municipality has fully completed irrigation systems, reservoirs and pumping stations in the area stretching from Al Faya to Al Khatam along Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road.
The project includes constructing seven pumping and seven reservoirs with a total capacity of more than 5.5 million gallons.
The projects also includes extending the main pumping lines, connecting stations and existing irrigation networks, in addition to extending reservoir feeder lines at length of 90 kilometers, and building control rooms along the feeder and pumping lines.
The Municipality has demolished and removed old irrigation reservoirs and exiting pumps. The total cost of these works has exceeded Dh 73 million.
Abu Dhabi City Municipality is moving ahead with more infrastructure projects in resonance with the urban and economic upswing and the rising population seen by Abu Dhabi this year.


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