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22 April 2024

Abu Dhabi’s Al Falah residents get town centre

By Wam

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has held a gathering (Al Multaqa) with Al Falah residents to assess their needs for basic services, cement partnership with them in developing concepts and plans for uplifting public services, improving the standard of living, and upgrading public facilities.

The forum was attended by many executives, representatives of public institutions and a large number of Al Falah residents.

It was held under the patronage of Owaida Murshid Al Murar, Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and in the presence of Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police

The forum was also attended by Essa Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Acting General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality; Major Maktoum Al Sharifi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Police, and Brigadier Rashid Mubarak Al Mesmari, Director of External Regions Directorate; among other concerned officers.

Al Murar said, "The Forum reflects the keenness of our prudent leaders to provide superior services to citizens and residents in a way that enhances productive work mechanisms, ensures prosperity and bring happiness.

“The forum is also intended to make concrete steps towards fostering communal partnership and involving all community members in developing plans to improve services on offer in line with Abu Dhabi plan, which is currently in progress at full swing to ensure a brighter and more prosperous future."

He announced the formation of a special committee to establish direct communication with Al Falah residents, identify the needs, and find out the best ways to develop their area in the best and fastest possible manner.

Al Murar called upon citizens to raise their suggestions and queries without hesitation, a move that will improve the performance of the staffs of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, streamline their business, and enable them to quickly identify citizens’ needs.

He reiterated DMAT’s keenness to continue developing the methods of delivering public services in order to realise the future aspirations of the emirate in its quest for carving a pioneering standing in various fields.

He added that innovation in providing integrated public services requires an active participation from citizens who will issue the final judgment about the performance of these services.

For his part, Al Rumaithi said, "The directives of our wise leaders aim at diffusing policing services throughout Abu Dhabi emirate in line with Abu Dhabi government strategic plan 2030.”

He underlined the keenness of the General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police to foster relations with strategic partners by activating cooperation with all public and private entities and forging effective partnerships that contribute to maintaining the gains of the police system and offering premium policing services to all community members at par with the best practices worldwide.

In his opening speech to the forum, Essa reiterated the commitment of the prudent leadership to urge officials to meet citizens, heed their requests, and explain the vision of the Government in general and the Municipality in particular.

"The objective of these forums is to uplift the calibre of services, and come up with a common vision for the present and future of the area aligned with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, and the strategy of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport aimed at providing the highest services and facilities, offering means of decent living, and inculcating the civilized standards in all projects and facilities to meet the aspirations of residents.

"Thanks to the support of our strategic partners, the Municipality is seeking to make these forums a genuine platform for sharing concepts and suggestions, identifying the needs of citizens and responding to their queries, sharing plans, and drawing up the future maps to meet their ambitions and needs of services and facilities at world-class standards.

“The Municipality pins much confidence in the views and ideas expressed by citizens and their role in supporting and correcting the path of the municipal plans, besides launching new initiatives originating from these joint forums on which future road maps will be built."

Al Mazrouei thanked the residents of Al Falah city and all representatives of strategic partners in attendance, and paid tribute to their prime role in realising the objectives of the forum.

Al Falah Centre

In a quick response to meet the needs of Al Falah and study their suggestions raised during the forum held last Wednesday, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport - Abu Dhabi City Municipality has taken a decision to urgently establish Al Falah Centre which will start receiving customers on Sunday, 31 July 2016.

The new centre will offer many services to population under one roof, where the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police, Musanada, Housing Authority, and Tadweer will be there to cater to the needs of Al Falah population.

A dedicated team has been deployed to the Centre to identify the needs of the population immediately and urgently, satisfy their needs and offer services measuring up to the world's highest standards.

This achievement is the fruitful outcome of effective cooperation of public institutions and their meetings with the population at their domiciles.

It signals the keenness of the municipal system and strategic partners to realize the government’s vision in providing the best services and ensure decent living to the whole populace.

Key development projects

The Municipality touched on the key development projects that have been completed in Al Falah city such as improving roads and infrastructure network, Al Falah Bridge Project, flyovers, intersections, lighting, emergency exit, and roads upgrading project.

Completed works also include maintenance of internal roads (Phase I), building two temporary roundabouts on Road A, three roundabouts on Road B, and widening part of Road C. The future development projects at Al Falah city envisage widening Road A & Road C, adding a roundabout and a junction on Road D, erecting traffic signals, and building two junctions.

Works in the project started in December 2016 and will end in December 2017.

Future maintenance works

Future maintenance works at Al Falah include maintenance of internal roads on the Mainland; which has already started and will end in 2019.

It also includes installing, maintaining and replacing lampposts, lamps and lighting equipment in streets, bridges, tunnels, and subways on the Mainland North. Work started in 2014 and will end in 2016.

Future maintenance works also include operation and maintenance of a rainwater drainage system on the Mainland, which started in 2013 and will end in 2018, in addition to internal roads rehabilitation project which began in 2014 and will finish in 2017.

Residents suggestions

Residents of Al Falah made a number of suggestions, which focused on the improvement of infrastructure of the city to keep pace with the scale of development witnessed by the area.

They also called for attaching more attention to the maintenance of houses as villas are in need of comprehensive maintenance. They also expressed a need for a health centre, more frequent police patrols to ensure security, and allowing the building of additions to the existing buildings to cope with the needs and numbers of family members.