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Infrastructure projects worth Dh235m approved in Abu Dhabi

Project to link Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to emirate’s existing power grid among those sanctioned by Abu Dhabi Executive Committee

Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Executive Committee at the Executive Council, has approved several projects in the emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Plan with a projected value of Dh235 million.

The Executive Committee, headed by Jasem Mohammad Bu Atabah Al Zaabi, chairman of the Committee, approved a project to develop the Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road from the Falah intersection to the Qasr Al Bahr intersection at an overall cost of Dh109 million.

The project includes works within the Shaikh Zayed tunnel and several improvements to intersections with the aim of easing traffic, facilitating transport in the city, and increasing the efficiency of the city’s road network to keep up with urban development.

The Executive Committee also approved a project to link the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the emirate’s existing power grid at a cost of Dh63 million. The project seeks to guarantee continuity of power supply, and to build four 400V overhead transmission lines at the Barakah plant and link them to the two main stations in Madinat Zayed and Bab 2. These will provide a link and supply to the Abu Dhabi General Transport Company network and control centre through the transmission of 5,600MW from the overall power generated at the station.

The committee also approved a project to develop the electricity distribution network in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, at a cost of Dh41.5 million. The project includes the supply and installation of electric cables over 89 km to achieve the optimal use of power resources, and reinforce sustainable power efficiency in new housing units in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna.

The committee also approved an operation and maintenance project for the beautification of the Abu Dhabi Corniche at a cost of Dh22 million. This project includes the creation of green spaces and putting up of artistic installations, fountains, lighting and relevant service facilities in a manner that preserves the city’s general appearance and unique cultural identity.