Friday, April 24, 2009

Mohammed Bin Zayed City residential towers design finalized

The design of residential towers in Abu Dhabi's Mohammed Bin Zayed City has been finalized. On completion, the city will have the capacity to accommodate about 85,000 residents, it is said.

The Head of Planning and Co-ordination in the Town Planning Section of Abu Dhabi Municipality, Fadhl Al Braiki, said that stage one of the project is completed, and the design of the 349 residential towers have been finalized. Out of these, 12,000 residential units will be completed by 2012.

Located 15 to 20 kilometers away from the city, the development covers a gross built-up area of 5.8million square meters. The highest tower will include 22 storeys, while the lowest will cover 12 storeys. Each tower costs about Dh.70million, and includes shops, commercial establishments and underground parking.

The next stage of the project is to design the other services, including utilities, and the construction of towers and infrastructure projects will be completed simultaneously, Al Braiki said.

The project is hoped to ease the housing shortage in the emirate, as it targets the mid-income sector.

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