DP World’s Jafza completes $676mn funding in sustainability & construction work

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has elevated the roads and infrastructure within its premises over the last five years, to ensure advanced facilities to those operating in the free zone.

The sustainable developments and major construction work made in line with the project is valued at nearly $676.2 million. Key features of the upgrades include improvements in the Jafza One complex that is valued at $33.2 million and construction of accommodation comprising of 13 buildings, each G+10 floor for 35,000 occupants and a Food Court, both costing $187 million.

A new set of Light Industrial Units (LIU’s) and warehouses worth $35 million, new bridges, upgrading of roads, and Jafza North stormwater improvement valued at $76 million is a part of the development works.

Sustainability has been an integral part of Jafza’s core business values, as part of the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) 2030. The free zone has been committed to investing in sustainability projects and it also has consistently encouraged its customers to reduce energy consumption, conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.

Abdulla bin Damithan
Abdulla bin Damithan
DP World – UAE Region & Jafza

“The importance of the comprehensive improvement projects lies in the constant need to develop and upgrade the infrastructure and road network in Jafza that is a trade catalyst. Its unique ecosystem and convenient location enable global connectivity, fostering the generation of new growth opportunities.”

Spread over an area of 57 sq.km, Jafza is a base for more than 8,500 registered companies from over 140 countries and is an essential part of the DP World UAE Region’s integrated trade and logistics hub.

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