x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Dh108m for new roads, crossings, cycle paths and pavements in Al Ain

The project to build roads, pedestrian crossings, walkways, bicycle paths and rainwater drainage systems in the northern parts of the city will be completed by mid-2015.

AL AIN // A Dh108 million project to build roads, pedestrian crossings, walkways, bicycle paths and drainage systems in the northern parts of the city will be completed by mid-2015.

Work on the project started on February 20 and engineers are surveying and mapping the land in the Al Foah area, said Suhail Al Muhairi, Al Ain Municipality's acting manager of infrastructure.

There will be 350 housing plots delivered and four mosques and several schools and nurseries will be built.

"The project comes under the initiatives of the country's leadership in providing a respectable and decent living standard for families, and helps develop advanced facilities for residents, improving the quality of life," said Mr Al Muhairi.

"This is a strategic plan of Al Ain Municipality, supporting its future vision for the sustainable development of the city.

"The project will further improve walking and sports activities, and improve the road-safety standards."

The project will include four kilometres of bicycle paths and 25km of walkways in the rapidly expanding Al Foah area, on the outskirts of Al Ain, near the Dubai-Al Ain road.

The municipality will install 14km of drainage system, a 12km sewage channel, 25km of water pipes and 820 lampposts using sustainable power supplies.

The civic body will explain its plans to residents in the coming months.

anwar@thenational.ae