Project to complete 17,000 villas for Emirati families by 2012

Tuesday saw the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Housing and Service Facilities Development (ADCHSFD) specifying that, by the end of 2012, approximately

17,000 new small and medium-sized villas will be built in the emirate, in order to provide housing to Emirati families.

The government, as per Khamis Sultan Al Suwaidi, is committed to provide the villas within the scheduled time, with no delays in project.

Al Suwaidi said: "The villas are currently under construction. Many big construction companies are working on the project, one of them is Aldar Properties." He continued that the new villas are being built in Al Gharbia in the Western Region, Al Shamkha in Abu Dhabi and in Al Ain.

The carrying out of the major housing and infrastructure projects in the emirate will be seen by ADCHSFD.

"The ADCHSFD has outlined a five-year development strategy for the emirate and 23 projects will be encompassed within the five-year strategy," said Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future physical planning of Abu Dhabi.