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AD completes 45% of project on running, cycling tracks


Walking, jogging, and cycling on these tracks support public health.

The infrastructure and municipality assets sector in the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is implementing a project to equip and rehabilitate pedestrian walkways in 28 locations on Abu Dhabi Island and the mainland, at a cost of Dhs99,750,135.

The municipality indicated that 45 per cent of the project, which includes 145 rest areas, has been completed with lengths of 14.12km for bicycle paths, and 39.31km for running tracks.

The project, according to the municipality, aims to encourage members of society to practise walking, jogging, and cycling sports in a manner that supports public health.

The Municipality affirmed that the project works are under way in separate areas inside and outside Abu Dhabi Island, according to the schedule for each region.

The project includes constructing bike tracks, jogging trails, with exercise areas, and installing exercise equipment.

The municipality said the implementation of the project takes place in several stages and in separate areas, where each region is handed over once the work is completed and the necessary equipment is installed.

The project also includes the construction of a bicycle path in Shakhbout Bin Sultan Street, a bicycle path, another for jogging in the Arabian Gulf Street, and a path to connect bicycle lanes between the Arabian Gulf Street and Sheikh Zayed Street.

It also includes the construction of new sports jogging paths on the island of Abu Dhabi and the mainland, according to the master plan for jogging paths, installation of exercise equipment, installation of road furniture, preparation of infrastructure works for fast sales in remaining areas and gatherings at intersections and pedestrian crossing points, in addition to beautifying agricultural work and shading work.

The municipality mentioned the project will be implemented in 15 locations on Abu Dhabi Island, where 11,254km of running tracks will be constructed, 14,120km of bicycle lanes and jogging paths on the Arabian Gulf Street which will include the rehabilitation of runways of 5.2km, and corridors for sports bicycles with a length of 8.8km on the Arabian Gulf Street, and construction and installation of a number of lounges and exercise places in 12 regions.

The project also includes construction of running tracks in 6 locations, with a length of 12,910 km, and 40 rest areas on the mainland north.

According to an earlier report, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council announced a dynamic economic stimulus package, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, with the follow-up of Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The stimulus package fast-tracks the implementation of key Ghadan 21 economic initiatives to support economic activity, reduce the costs of living, and facilitate business in the emirate.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed affirmed that the newly launched stimulus package in Abu Dhabi and those launched recently by the UAE Central Bank and local governments provide a solid foundation to accelerate and advance the economy, and protect the UAE’s economic stability.

Sheikh Mohamed gave directives to continue with all approved capital expenditure and development projects in the Emirate, as well as further measures to preserve Abu Dhabi’s economic gains, prioritising startups and SMEs.

Sheikh Mohamed also gave additional directives to formulate plans to stimulate strategic investment sectors, and to form a new committee headed by the Department of Finance, with members from the Department of Economic Development and local banks to review lending options to support local companies.

Sheikh Mohamed affirmed that the authorities will continue developing investment laws and regulations and ensuring their flexibility to maintain Abu Dhabi’s progressive economic development. Sheikh Mohamed expressed his confidence in the resilience of the national economy and its ability to navigate market fluctuations.

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