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Abu Dhabi to open three new cities for workers

New facilities will have capacity for 400,000 construction staff, set to open in Feb 2010.

Abu Dhabi is to open three new residential cities for workers, with the capacity to house 400,000 people, in February next year.

The cities have been constructed according to the highest international standards, the director of facilities management at Abu Dhabi’s Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) told UAE daily Al Bayan.

The cities will be comprised of single and double rooms that will accommodate workers, technicians, supervisors and engineers working in the industrial and construction sectors in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Rents in the cities will be competitive, ZonesCorp said in a statement last year.

“The construction of these workers’ residential cities reflects the human values and response by our government with respect to international laws that call for providing decent living conditions for all types of workers and laborers working in the UAE,” chairman Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in the statement.

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