Abu Dhabi: Acting upon the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the committee entrusted with the allocation of houses and residential plots to citizens in Abu Dhabi has started preparations to develop a list of beneficiaries of the villas being built in the Al Falah area.

Al Falah is a new residential neighbourhood for citizens as per a project launched by the Abu Dhabi government and is situated off the Abu Dhabi-Dubai road east of the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

With a total area of 12.5 million sq. metres, the new neighbourhood will have 4857 residential villas and all the necessary utilities. The area will give residential and other facilities for over 60,000 persons.

Divided into five villages, the project envisages all amenities and vital utilities such as shopping arcades, service centres, schools, healthcare centres, play grounds and community centres designed in the most modern way.

The project is part of the measures adopted by the UAE President to ensure the welfare of citizens and to guarantee them all the means of comfortable and decent life.

The committee expressed appreciation and gratitude to the President for his diligence for the prosperity of the citizens and thanked General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for following up the progress of work in the project.

The committee also thanked Minister of Presidential Affairs, Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for supervising the residential project.

Director General at the Diwan of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and chairman of the housing allocation committee Jabar Al Suwaidi noted that Shaikh Khalifa closely follows up the progress of works in a number of vital housing projects, which constitute an important part of the vision of the Abu Dhabi government for development.

Al Suwaidi said that the first phase of the Al Falah housing project will be completed by the beginning of next year while the remaining phases will be completed by the end of the same year