His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, has inaugurated a new ADNOC housing complex in Mezairaa, Al Dhafra, which cost AED898 million.

The inauguration was attended by His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), His Excellency Ahmed Matar Al Dhaheri, Director of Ruler's Representative Court - Al Dhafrah region.

During his visit, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan was briefed on the specifications of the ADNOC housing complex, which was built on an area of ​​approximately 95,000 square feet, with the capacity to accommodate 1,350 employees and workers.

After the inauguration, His Highness toured the complex, which includes recreational and service buildings, sports facilities, a mosque, a medical clinic and a sewage treatment unit, in addition to the desert areas surrounding the Shah Sour Gas Factory, which were planted with a number of local plants.

During the tour, His Highness met a group of engineers working in the field and discussed the nature of their work, and wished them success in serving the country.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: "The leadership’s directives to focus on developing the Emirati workforce have achieved the desired results by involving qualified young UAE nationals in managing many projects that require a high degree of specialisation, especially in energy”.

His Highness commended ADNOC's efforts and interest in attracting UAE nationals, training and qualifying them so that it can carry out its duties to the fullest and in various fields and locations, stressing that our people are the core assets of our present and future nation, and they bear a great responsibility in many sectors.

His Highness stressed the importance of increasing the percentage of Emiratisation in the various sites and fields affiliated with ADNOC and of both genders, as this matter receives great attention from the wise leadership and contributes to supporting the fifty projects that were announced recently.

At the end of the visit, memorial photos were taken of His Highness with ADNOC officials and engineers.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the Shah field to Mezairaa road in Al Dhafra region, which is being implemented by the Integrated Transport Center and Aldar properties, at an estimated cost of AED168.8 million.

The implementation of the road reflects the leadership’s vision and directives to providing high quality infrastructure that meets the needs of individuals and society and is in line with the highest international standards and aims to raise living standards life, consolidate sustainable development, and the happiness and wellbeing of society.

His Highness was briefed by Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi General Services Company "Musanada", on the implementation stages of the road, which is located in a vital industrial area, which in turn will further strengthen Abu Dhabi's position as an advanced economic and industrial centre that contributes to supporting the national economy.

The project includes the construction of a road to link the sulphur plant with the Hameem to Mezairaa road (E90), with a length of 13.3 km, with a number of construction works, including four crossings for camels and deer, and an inspection area for the protection of vital installations.

The road also provides a second entrance to the sulphur plant, shortening the project by 35 km for people coming from the Mezairaa area towards the factory, and constructing a bridge with the construction of a connecting road under the bridge that connects the E 90 upper road on two roundabouts on each side on both sides of the bridge to provide smooth traffic in all directions.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the leadership’s keenness to provide all means of decent living and meet the requirements of citizens, in particular the provision of job opportunities and housing created by government agencies or the private sector, which contributes to providing social stability, citizens’ wellbeing and raising living standards, in line with the highest international standards.

His Highness praised the efforts of ADNOC, the Integrated Transport Center and the Abu Dhabi General Services Company "Musanada" for completing a number of projects in the Al Dhafra region.

For his part, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber highly esteemed the inauguration of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ADNOC Residential Complex in Liwa and the Shah Field Road - Mezairaa, and said, “His Highness’s visit to a number of ADNOC facilities in the Al Dhafra region reflects his keenness to implement the leadership’s vision to develop infrastructure in the region, and ensure the provision of the finest services to society, employees and workers.”

His Excellency added, "In line with the leadership’s directives, ADNOC continues its efforts to achieve the greatest possible value from hydrocarbon resources, as the Al Dhafra region occupies great importance in this field, as it hosts a large number of fields, facilities and factories that contribute significantly to supporting the national economy and implementing the vision of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, by harnessing the state's energy resources to serve the nation.