UAE-based Modon grants $535mn infra deals for Riyadh City Project

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE-based Modon Properties has awarded the infrastructure development contracts for phases three and four of Riyadh City South worth $525 million in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.

With this contract awarding, the total value of infrastructure development deals for the Riyadh City South has risen to $1.59 billion.

The infrastructure works which are expected to begin this year will cover a total area of 15.8 million sq m. Phase three of the Riyadh City project covers 6,153,000 square meters, while phase four spans 9,647,000 square meters. Both phases make up roughly 45% of the total project area.

Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, General-Director of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, said:

Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi
Jaber Mohammed Ghanem Al Suwaidi
General-Director – CPC
Abu Dhabi Housing Authority

“This project falls in line with the efforts of the UAE’s wise leadership to provide a high-quality of life for families, social stability for citizens, and sustainable communities for residents. Riyadh City South is one of the most important housing projects in Abu Dhabi, and it will contribute significantly to the development of the housing sector in the UAE’s capital.”

Mr. Al Suwaidi added, “We look forward to working together with Modon on Riyadh City South. This project forms a part of our ongoing initiatives designed to enhance our contribution to the development of integrated and sustainable residential communities built in accordance with the highest international standards. It also aligns with our vision of providing all Abu Dhabi residents with a high quality of life.”

Modon Properties began developing the infrastructure for the first, second, and fifth phases of Riyadh City South since last year, and officially commenced work on the remaining phases of the project during 2020.

The infrastructure work across the third and fourth phases includes the construction of internal and external roads, the installation of lighting systems, the construction of water and sewage networks, the implementation of groundwater level reduction systems, and the installation of rainwater drainage.

Two contractors, Tristar Engineering & Construction and Nurol were awarded the contracts for the development of the infrastructure.

Upon the completion of all five phases of the project, Riyadh City South will encompass 14,765 residential plots, 133 commercial plots, 12,896 villas, and 1,869 townhouses.

In addition, the well-rounded community will be home to 18 schools and two universities, one hospital and 12 medical clinics, 84 mosques, five civil defense centers, nine fuel stations, nine government facilities, as well as 26 social service centers.

Covering an area of 8,000 hectares, equivalent to 85% of the area of Abu Dhabi Island, Riyadh City is ideally situated near the UAE capital.

Riyadh City

Riyadh City, which was previously known as South Shamkha and Al Wathba North, represents a new modern style of sustainable and vibrant living in Abu Dhabi and has been specifically designed for UAE citizens.

It has been designed to be close to major road networks leading to and from Abu Dhabi City, as well as important urban and industrial areas. The new city is 30km from the island of Abu Dhabi, and a short distance from a range of major landmarks surrounding the UAE’s capital