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UAE completes work on $517m residential city in Fujairah

ABU DHABI, February 11, 2020

The UAE authorities have announced the completion of work on the Dh1.9-billion ($517 million)
Mohamed bin Zayed City housing project in Fujairah, which has been set up as a modern and sustainable housing system for mid-income Emiratis.

Spread over a sprawling 2.2-sq-km area, Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City will accommodate 1,100 residential villas equipped with advanced facilities that can provide housing for about 7,000 citizens.

Located in the Al Hail area, 3 km south of Fujairah airport, Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City  boasts 20 public parks and plots of land designated for public services. In time, it will include schools, mosques, parks and commercial stores in addition to a community cultural centre and a men's council.

The project comes in line with the UAE leadership's focus on the housing sector and keeping it at the top of its priorities in order to achieve development across all regions of the country to serve the citizens, the most important asset in the country’s progress, said senior officials.

Mohamed bin Zayed City housing project was launched to meet the needs of citizens, support the well-being and stability of Emirati families, and improve the quality of their lives.

On the project completion, President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that Emiratis represent the true wealth of the UAE and are the focus of its policies and future.

"We will continue to carry out projects that ensure a high quality of life and standard of living for Emirati families. The Mohamed bin Zayed City in Fujairah is another example to the ability to excel in planning and implement top construction projects," he added.

The total area of housing works in the residential city is 950,400 sq m (around 44.2 per cent of the total area of the project), while the road area extends to 361,895 sq m, representing 16.8 per cent of the total area.

The area of external flooring works is around 258,840 sq m, or 12.04 per cent of the total project area. The green areas cover around 281,240 sq m, or 13.1 per cent of the total project area.

Service plots extend on an area of 297,625 sq m, or 13.86 per cent of the total project area. The housing units of the city comprise 583 5-bedroom villas, 417 4-bedroom villas, and 100 3-bedroom villas.

The city also includes three main power stations and 19 subsidiary power stations and pumping station for firefighting, in addition to a sewage system station, said the senior officials.

Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City features modern designs with innovative ideas, combining local and Andalusian heritage. It takes into account the privacy of citizens while meeting their housing needs with all necessary amenities.

It also boasts an advanced infrastructure that includes 40 km of roads, 139 km of electrical network, as well as a street lighting network of 858 light posts, in addition to a drinking water network of 58 km and a rainwater drainage network of 13 km.

The facilities include a fire-fighting network that extends over 35 km, an irrigation network with a length of 39 km, a sewage network extending over 43 km, and a communication network that is 86 km long.

Sheikh Khalifa said important projects would continue to be rolled out throughout the country for the welfare of citizens and to enhance development and social achievements.

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said that since its inception the UAE had allocated large resources for housing projects to develop society and build a modern and sustainable housing system with the well-being of citizens at its heart.

He said Mohamed bin Zayed City was an iconic urban achievement in Fujairah’s housing sector and a modern city designed according to the highest standards of residential communities internationally, with a total of 1,100 villas already completed.

The City will greatly enhance the residential sector in Fujairah once it opens. The houses will be handed over by a joint committee that includes representatives from the Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi, the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President and other authorities.

The Fujairah Municipality has already completed the installation of 1,100 signage boards based on the Makani smart addressing system covering all units in Mohamed bin Zayed City as part of efforts to transform Fujairah into a smart city.-TradeArabia News Service


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