ABU DHABI / WAM
The Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada), in collaboration with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT), revealed that it has completed 59% of the Mafraq-Ghuwaifat International Highway project, linking western region cities and facilitating commercial transport on the international road.
The move is part of the efforts to implement the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to realise Abu Dhabi Vision in accordance with the integrated government plans addressing comprehensive growth and development and establishing sustainable infrastructure in line with the highest international standards.
The teams of AED 5.3 billion project are working 24/7 to deliver to DMAT as per the project plan and within the timeframe by mid-2017 in accordance with DMAT’s specifications and engineering standards. The project includes the construction of 15 new upper interchanges, along with basic improvements to the existing interchanges at Mafraq, Hameem, Abu Al Abyad and Madinat Zayed interchanges, as well as major improvements on the existing interchanges, bringing the total improvement works up to 246km long.
“In compliance with the visions of our prudent leadership to construct an integrated and sustainable road network in line with highest international standards in order to support the comprehensive development process witnessed by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 59% of Mafraq-Ghuwaifat Highway project has now been completed,” commented Eng. Faisal Al Suwaidi, DMAT’s Director of Main Roads Divisions.