UPC to develop integrated urban community at Hodariyat Island in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, UPC, on Monday organised a workshop, in co-operation with its partners in the public and private sectors, to discuss a master plan for the development of the 3,000-hectare Hodariyat Island, situated in the southwest of the Abu Dhabi Island.

This workshop comes within the framework of the UPC’s efforts to achieve the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan towards the development of integrated urban areas that meet the needs of the community and help achieve a quality life.

The master plan for the development of Hodariyat Island will include a sustainable urban community with a full range of facilities for various commercial and residential uses.

The aim of the workshop is to develop plans and designs focussing on the social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects of this unique island. This will contribute to raising the standards of living, spreading Emirati culture, enhancing the lifestyle, and other attractive factors for visitors of the Island. The development plan includes a 30-km waterfront that will be a major attraction for residents and visitors within a mixed-use project.

“The Abu Dhabi UPC is pleased to begin working on the plans for the island in co-operation with its strategic partners,” said Abdulla Al Sahi, Executive Director of the Planning and Infrastructure Sector, UPC.

“Our role is to ensure that the master plan is in line with the vision of the emirate, the guidelines and planning standards developed by the UPC and other competent authorities, as well as ensure that the work is in compliance with the regulations and requirements for the establishment of sustainable and integrated urban communities in the future,” he added.

Al Sahi noted that the UPC specialists in the field of urban development comply with the four areas of sustainability developed by the Council to serve as the cornerstones of the urban planning process. These include environmental, economic, social and cultural axes.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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