Abu Dhabi plans $2bn road projects
Abu Dhabi, October 6, 2013
Abu Dhabi has announced two major road projects - one linking Mafraq (UAE) and Ghweifat in Saudi Arabia and another linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai - to be built at a cost of Dh7.4 billion ($2 billion), said a report.
The 327km Mafraq road project, which extends to the international border linking the UAE with Saudi Arabia in Ghweifat, is likely to be completed before 2017, reported the Khaleej Times.
The project encompasses constructing four new lanes in each direction from Mafraq to Baraka. It will also see the construction of 15 new upper interchanges with different engineering designs, it stated.
The new Abu Dhabi – Dubai main road aims to connect the Khalifa Port area and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to existing and future main roads to reach Industrial Area in Musaffah in addition to serve new residential areas, said the report.
The contracts for the road projects have been awarded to Al Geemi & Partners Contracting Company, Al Jaber Transport and General Contracting, Bin Hafeez General Contracting Establishment, Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting; Larsen and Toubro/ Delma Engineering and Tristar for Engineering/Abu Dhabi Salini Construction.