Monday, June 18, 2007

Abu Dhabi plans expansion towards West

Abu Dhabi plans to invest Dh.305 billion in construction projects in its Western Region during the coming year.

As per reports by National Consultative Council (NCC), the projects earmarked include, new houses for UAE nationals, educational institutions, hospitals, parks, mosques, roads and market places.

The project comprises 36 bridges and interchanges on Al Ghuwaifat to Abu Dhabi highway, along the Saudi border. According to the group, such a decision was taken, as most of the areas in the western region lacks proper infrastructure.

Abu Dhabi covers 89 percent of total land mass of UAE, and the western region is a vast desert area that accounts for 83 percent of the emirate's land mass.

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