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Abu Dhabi demolishes 220 buildings in new crackdown

Abu Dhabi City Municipality calls on owners of abandoned buildings to take corrective action or face demolition process

Abu Dhabi demolishes 220 buildings in new crackdown
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The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has demolished 220 abandoned buildings in the emirates as part of a crackdown to improve its urban appearance.

ADM called on owners of abandoned buildings in Abu Dhabi to take corrective actions towards such buildings which pose health hazards to nearby inhabitants.

As part of its ongoing crackdown, the Municipality has so far demolished 220 buildings and issued decisions to demolish 272 others.

The Municipality is currently demolishing 37 abandoned buildings, issued cancellations of the demolition of 13 buildings and placed two buildings under examination.

It has also identified abandoned buildings in Abu Dhabi city and the environs of Musaffah and Al Wathba centres comprising shaded industrial plots, commercial outlets, residential buildings and communal houses.

The authority said it is carrying out regular inspections of abandoned buildings and will take necessary action against owners who fail to response after the lapse of the Notice period.

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