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Modon Properties (Modon) has awarded US$650mn infrastructure contracts to build and develop phases two and five of Riyadh City South
The project is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE, and under the directives HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Modon is a development company mandated by the Abu Dhabi government to build vibrant and sustainable communities and develop strategic mixed-use projects in Abu Dhabi. Three contractors have been awarded, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
The Riyadh City project, which is being completed in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, aligns with the Abu Dhabi Government’s strategy of building integrated and sustainable residential communities, including neighbourhoods that are in line with the requirements of citizens and residents. In addition to residential facilities, the project will include community facilities such as parks, schools, stores, mosques, medical centres and community centres.
Basheer Khalfan Al Mehairbi, acting director-general of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, praised the leadership of the Abu Dhabi government for supporting the development of housing projects that promote integrated and sustainable residential communities. The goals of the plan are to provide high-quality housing which guarantees an excellent standard of life for citizens and residents.
He elaborated, “These directives are aligned with the goals of Abu Dhabi Plan, which seeks to provide members of the community with housing that guarantees a high quality of life. The development of Riyadh City is one of the most significant residential projects in Abu Dhabi today, helping to develop the Emirate’s housing sector to meet citizens’ current aspirations.”
“Through selecting the services of Modon, the Abu Dhabi Government is working with international specialists in the housing sector, ensuring an excellent quality of public infrastructure and providing residents with sustainable housing, in line with the future vision of Abu Dhabi,” he said.
“The awarded contracts will cover infrastructure works in phase two and phase five of Riyadh City South, providing infrastructure works for more than 6,000 plots that will cover 18mn sq m of land, with phase two being 8,889,723 sq m in size, and phase five being 9,892,896 sq m,” continued Al Siksek.
The infrastructure works for Riyadh City South is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. Upon completion, the infrastructure works will include more than 6,000 residential plots, a university, five schools, two nurseries, four health centres, 28 mosques, 61 commercial plots, three civil defence centres, five fuel stations, four government facilities plots and three social services centres.