Abu Dhabi capital district to generate over 100,000 jobs

ABU DHABI:  The planned capital district of Abu Dhabi will create more than 100,000 jobs for local residents and house some 370,000 people upon completion, according to the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

The 4,500 ha district, which forms a part of the ambitious Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, is located between the international airport and Mohammed Bin Zayed City.

The enclave will act as the government and economic centre, according to UPC which is overseeing Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the master plan to develop Abu Dhabi through 2030.

"Developed over an 18-month period between late 2007 and early 2009, the master plan will serve as the foundation upon which all future land use, transportation and urban planning decisions will be made,”
UPC general manager Falah Al Ahbabi said in a statement posted on Cityscape Abu Dhabi’s website.

The five-phase project was conceived as an environmentally-sustainable district with energy-efficient buildings. A dedicated cycle route will also be integrated into the street system to reduce carbon emissions.

Phase one is expected to be completed within two years while the remaining four phases are scheduled to be finalised in five years.  

The annual Cityscape Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest international business-to-business real estate investment and development conference. This year’s event is held from April 18 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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