Municipality of Abu Dhabi City shares expertise with GCC municipalities
WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan 28th, 2013 (WAM) -- Engineer Salah Awad Al Sarraj, Acting General Manager of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, recently received a delegation from GCC on the sidelines of GCC Municipalities and Towns Planning Global Competitiveness Conference in Dubai.
The visit was aimed at reviewing the key development and service projects undertaken by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, and acquainting with the Municipality's experience in town planning along with the state-of-the-art techniques adopted in leveraging municipal services '&' infrastructure, according to Al Sarraj.
The Municipality is keen on promoting joint efforts and exchanging experiences with GCC municipalities in the context of integration, cooperation and coordination of efforts to improve the caliber of service offering, and setting up an investment infrastructure to cater to the rising economic and demographic growth across GCC countries, he explained.
AGM of the civic body briefed the GCC delegation about a host of strategic plans charted by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, particularly in the field of infrastructure projects, where he pointed to the success of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City in automating most services under a master plan aimed at raising the bar on the municipal performance across the board.
In the same context, Engineer Eisa Al Mazrouei, Acting Director of Internal Roads and Infrastructure, at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, gave a detailed presentation to the GCC delegation reviewing the key projects carried out by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City aimed at consolidating the infrastructure. He cited the Sheikh Zayed Street '&' Tunnel Project, which was opened of late, along with the 3rd Crossing of Abu Dhabi Island Project, Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Sheikh Khalifa Bridge.
Al Mazrouei noted that the wise directives and the continued support of the Government of Abu Dhabi contributed to advancing the development drive and strengthening infrastructure to bring it in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan and realize its objectives in placing Abu Dhabi among the top metropolis worldwide.
He also spoke about a host of urban development '&' infrastructure projects such as Reem Island, Maria Island, and Yas Island Projects, and also touched on the distinguished management of the Municipality's infrastructure assets such as roads, bridges, tunnels, parks and other service facilities.
The visiting delegation expressed its deep pride in the huge urban achievement made by the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi Emirate in particular, and commended the plans and obvious achievements made by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City along with its tangible contribution to the advancement of the infrastructure, enhancement of customer service experience, provision of the ingredients of urbanized infrastructure and the diversification of tourist, recreational and investment options.
The delegation also hailed the model of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City; which stands out as a prized manifestation of the sound planning, accurate construction and the visionary addressing of the requirements of future and sustainable development. The visitors expressed their intent to continue with these important gatherings with a view to reviewing successful and distinguished practices adopted in the UAE.