Development plan for Western UAE

Largest UAE region set for infrastructural improvements to bring it up to speed with the rest the country

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By  Sean Cronin Published  October 9, 2005

The Abu Dhabi government is set to embark on a massive construction programme aimed at developing the Western Region of the UAE. The plan covers a range of infrastructure improvements around the six main cities in the region; Madinat Zayed, Mirfa, Ghayathi, Silaa, Liwa and the Island of Delma. Under the first phase of the plan, the Western Region Development Authority and the Western Region Municipality will be established to drive forward infrastructure improvements. “The Western Region Development Authority will play a key role in monitoring the region’s performance and ensuring that its people, business sectors and infrastructure are developing at a pace and in accordance with the vision of His Highness The President,” said H.E Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, secretary general of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council. The Western Region covers 70% of the UAE and is home to around 10% (120 000) of the Abu Dhabi population. It generates more than one third (US $15.5 billion) of Abu Dhabi’s total ($45.6 billion) GDP.

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