By Sam Bridge
Mohamed bin Zayed City will accommodate 1,100 residential villas with the aim of providing housing for about 7,000 citizens
The Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has completed the construction of the AED1.9 billion ($520 million) Mohamed bin Zayed City housing project in Fujairah.
Built over an area of around 2.2 sq km, the Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City will accommodate 1,100 residential villas with the aim of providing housing for about 7,000 citizens.
In time, it will include schools, mosques, parks and commercial stores in addition to a community cultural centre and a men's council.
Located in the Al Hail area, 3km south of Fujairah airport, Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City also includes 20 public parks and plots of land designated for public services.
The city has been set up in line with the vision of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who said: "We will continue to carry out projects that ensure a high quality of life and standard of living for Emirati families."
In comments published by state news agency WAM, he added: "The Mohamed bin Zayed City in Fujairah is another example to the ability to excel in planning and implement top construction projects."
Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah, said the establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed City was in keeping with the continued efforts led by Sheikh Khalifa to improve the country's infrastructure and enhance the living standards of citizens.
Houses will be handed over by a joint committee that includes representatives from the Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi, the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President and other authorities.
They comprise 583 5-bedroom villas, 417 4-bedroom villas, and 100 3-bedroom villas. The city also includes three main power stations and 19 subsidiary power stations and pumping station for firefighting, in addition to a sewage system station.
The City features 40km of roads, 139km of electrical network, as well as a street lighting network of 858 light posts, in addition to a drinking water network of 58 km and a rainwater drainage network of 13km.
The facilities also include a firefighting network that extends over 35km, an irrigation network with a length of 39km, a sewage network extending over 43km, and a communication network that is 86km long.
The Fujairah Municipality has completed the installation of 1,100 signage boards based on the Makani smart addressing system covering all units in Mohamed bin Zayed City as part of efforts to transform Fujairah into a smart city.