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Abu Dhabi starts work on two major school projects

ABU DHABI, July 17, 2018

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), has started work of two kindergarten units being set up at a total value of over Dh85 million ($23.1 million).

The projects will boast a total built-up area of 11,000 sq m at Al Falah area being developed as Package One of Phase Eight of Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme (ADFSP), reported state news agency Wam, citing senior officials.

"The work on both the projects is progressing as per schedule, stated Saleh Al Ali, the education portfolio director at Musanada’s Building Construction Management Division.

"This is being developed as part of Musanada’s efforts to contribute to achievement of the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan, by engaging in preparing and upbringing of a promising generation with the necessary knowledge tools to take part in serving the country and the community, and enabling students by sharpening their skills and capabilities to enhance their innovation competences," he added.

According to him, Musanada was keen on observing environmental sustainability requirements and preserving multiple energy sources.

"Both these projects have attained the Two-Pearl sustainability rating stipulated by the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities," said Al Ali.

"This rating is meant for buildings that enhance efficiency of energy use. The emphasis was also on that all the materials and equipment used should be compliant with the latest sustainability specifications," he added.

Al Ali said the scope of work includes construction and completion of two kindergarten units at Al Falah area. The first school, which boasts a built-up area of 5,000 sq m, is being set up at an investment of Dh44.4 million.

It comprises a ground-floor building that consists of 18 classrooms accommodating 360 male and female students, in addition to an administration building, a students’ rest lobby, offices for teaching and administrative staff, outdoor playgrounds, landscapes and car and bus parking bays, said the Wam report.

The second kindergarten is also being constructed at Al Falah area, comprising a ground-floor building that consists of 18 classrooms accommodating 360 male and female students, in addition to an administration building, a students’ rest lobby, offices for teachers, outdoor playgrounds, landscapes and parking bays, it stated.

The built-up area is estimated to be 5,000 sq m with a total value of approximately Dh40.6 million.

Al Ali stressed the need to provide an exemplary educational setting through construction of modern schools supplied with state-of-the-art equipment and tools to support the educational process and promote the concepts of sustainable development among students through environment-friendly schools to build a generation capable of creation of knowledge.

Al Ali pointed out that Musanada plans to hand over both the kindergartens to the client later this year in December.

Eiman Al Marzouqi, Infrastructure and Facilities director at Adek, said: "We are keen on ensuring an appropriate and integrated school environment for students providing modern school buildings and best designs in line with the contemporary vision of Abu Dhabi to the highest international standards."

"Future schools provide an ideal and attractive environment for students and teachers alike, encouraging a sense of innovation and creativity and enhancing the principles of environmental sustainability, as these represent environment-friendly schools supplied with state-of-the-art equipment and tools that support the educational process," he added.

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