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Modon awards AED 1.53bn worth of infrastructure contracts for Riyadh City project

Three companies will develop roads, electricity networks, potable water and sewage infrastructure, irrigation networks, traffic signals, gas connections and telecommunication networks

Modon awards AED 1.53bn worth of infrastructure contracts for Riyadh City project

Abu Dhabi-based development company Modon Properties has been awarded the infrastructure project of the first south phase of Riyadh City, Abu Dhabi’s largest housing development named in recognition of the country’s longstanding ties with Saudi Arabia.

The AED 1.53 billion project, which is being carried out in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, was awarded to three contractors, according to a press release issued by Modon Properties. The three awarded contractors are Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport Establishment, National Contracting Company LLC, and Al Jimi & Partners Contracting Company LLC.

The companies will develop roads, electricity networks, potable water and sewage infrastructure, irrigation networks, traffic signals, gas connections, telecommunication networks and connect the entire project to existing infrastructure.

Tristar Engineering & Construction is currently working on preliminary tasks in accordance with approved plans.

"Riyadh City is a major housing project that will advance the housing sector of Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision of the emirate. Through providing a comprehensive set of service facilities, the community infrastructure will meet the needs of UAE citizens,” said Basheer Khalfan Al Mehairbi, acting director-general of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.

“Part of developing a community is the construction of the high-quality infrastructure for the future residents of Riyadh City,” he added. “Through collaborating with Modon, the Abu Dhabi Government is investing in world-class resources and building high-quality infrastructure that can provide a housing ecosystem which is aligned with the future vision of the emirate of Abu Dhabi."

Abdulla Al Sahi, CEO of Modon, said that the infrastructure works will begin in October 2019 and cover 8.4 million square metres.

“The infrastructure will serve over 3,310 residential plots seven schools, two kindergartens, two health care centres, 18 mosques, 14 commercial plots, a civil defence centre, a number of petrol stations and five plots designated to government buildings,” he added.