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Work progressing well on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi

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Work 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 Bunya.

Reem Island is expected to become a premier residential and commercial address in the city and introduce a new way of living in Abu Dhabi.

Bunyas 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.

Reem Island will have all the necessary infrastructure and services to become a self-contained city. It is among Abu Dhabis 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 developers.

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 construction activities.

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