on Reem Island, the landmark waterfront residential, commercial and business project currently being built on a natural Island, located just off the north-eastern coast of Abu Dhabi
city is intensifying and
on schedule, according to resident regulatory authority and regional infrastructure developer
Island is expected to become a premier residential and commercial address in the city and
introduce a new way of living in Abu Dhabi.
Bunya’s C.E.O. Tariq Hatim Sultan,
said that 100% of the infrastructure design is finalised and 50% of the advanced enabling
earth works for roads embankment have now been completed. When finished, the main arterial road networks will criss-cross some 25
kilometres over the 840 hectare natural island, which will be home to approximately 200,000 residents.
“The key infrastructural components for Reem Island are moving closer to reality,” he said. “We are on track to provide effective and
efficient regional roads and utilities for phase 1 development before end of 2009.”
Bunya is owned by the three master developers of Reem Island, Tamouh Investments LLC, Sorouh Real Estate PJSC and Reem
Investments, and is the municipal and resident regulatory authority and developer of regional infrastructure, utilities and sewage treatment
on Reem Island.
Island will have all the necessary infrastructure and services to become a self-contained city. It is among Abu Dhabi’s largest
developments and will greatly expand the urban area of the capital and create more beachfront, residential and commercial space.
“The permanent road system is going to be unique in many ways,” Sultan
added. “Some 6 million cubic metres of dredged infill is being used
to create a series of raised roads, more than 5 metres above sea level. This will enable utilities such as power, water, telecommunications,
gas, district cooling and sewerage lines to be quickly and easily installed and ready for all three master developers and their third party
The regional road network is designed with both aesthetics and function in mind.
“A full traffic assessment using the latest technology in traffic simulation software, along with a comprehensive environmental study have
been completed,” Sultan said. “This will result in modern traffic management systems to ensure smooth traffic flow. It will also be combined
with an eco-friendly layout to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists along spectacular tree-lined boulevards.”
In addition to the road networks, Bunya has also completed delivery of the temporary power and water supply, which is critical to
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