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UAE's Tawazun plans disaster management city in Abu Dhabi

Massive training facility set to open in 2019 is designed to re-enact past incidents and perceived future threats

UAE's Tawazun plans disaster management city in Abu Dhabi
UAE soldiers load their military vehicle with rockets during manoeuvres. (AFP/Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

UAE-based Tawazun Holding has announced it is building a one million square metre Safety Security and Disaster Management City known as Jaheziya in Abu Dhabi.

Jaheziya is a training facility, which is designed to re-enact and recreate past incidents and perceived future threats and is expected to be operational by 2019.

It serves as a platform to provide scenario-based training of single and multiple events in various training zones and provides professionals with a unique experience to train, communicate and interact with their counterparts while performing the operations in realistic settings, the company said in a statement.

The new city will also offer accommodation and classroom facilities, Tawazun added.

Tawazun Holding also announced the launch of two new companies - Advanced Pyrotechnics (ATP) and Al Hosn Armoured Systems during the 7th edition of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016) this week.

Tawazun was created in 2007 to develop ventures through industrial partnerships and strategic investments that add value to the UAE's industrial manufacturing sector across a number of areas including defence and aerospace, automotive, munitions, metals and technology.

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