Abu Dhabi Executive Council approved more than AED 166 million ($45 million) worth of infrastructure projects, reported The National.
The approved projects go towards supporting sustainable environmental system and improve the overall infrastructure efficiency in the emirate, according to Emirates 24/7.
The Low Emission Vehicle Strategy for Abu Dhabi has been approved by the Executive Committee, and a special technical committee will be established to follow up on relevant initiatives.
The proposed strategy target is to introduce low-emission vehicles and publicize their positive impact on the environment by reducing pollution. One of the strategy’s aims is to increase public awareness on the importance of sustainable transports and encourage the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.
A street lighting contract worth AED 68 million ($18.5 million) in Mohammed bin Zayed City has been approved by the city. The contract will use energy-saving systems to cover 190 kilometers of roads and 4,608 housing units.
Two more additional projects were approved – one for internal road maintenance with a cost of AED 59 million ($16 million) and the second one on the rainwater drainage network for AED 39 million ($10.6 million).
In partnership with the private sector, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Park will also be renovated.
Abu Dhabi as of March 2016, spent AED 127 million ($34.5 million) on infrastructure projects in the Mainland, which includes park construction and restoration, improving irrigation network, reservoirs and pumping station, according to Khaleej Times.