Abu Dhabi unveils 2030 growth plan

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Abu Dhabi unveils 2030 growth plan
(Wam) 13 September 2007

ABU DHABI — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was briefed on the Abu Dhabi development plan until 2030 at his Bateen Palace here yesterday.

General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended the briefing.

Shaikh Khalifa expressed his satisfaction about the development plan of the capital city, Abu Dhabi, and implementation of work projects to develop the country at par with the developed countries of the world. He listened to the detailed briefing about the plans and objectives and how to execute them by Khaldoun Khalifa Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Authority.

The move is in response to the need for a well-studied, accurate planning amid huge development and growing population of the Abu Dhabi emirate.

Mubarak said the “plan is based on sustainable development that reflects economic and environmental situation and preservation of the natural environment of coasts and deserts. It also covers transport and communication networks as per international standards and in line with the values and traditions of the UAE”.

He said that the plan has been set for a city that will be inhabited by three million people by year 2030 and with infrastructre that meets such a growth, adding that the plan includes construction of metro and internal train network.

“The interior part of the city will be expanded through road network paralell to the islands to create a new commercial area on Al Sowah and Al Reem Islands,” Mubarak said.

After the briefing, Khalifa issued instructions on provision of all means of comfort, including more parks, convenient transport, preservation of the UAE environment and making the UAE an attractive cultural, commercial and tourist hub.

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