WAM Abu Dhabi, Apr 25th, 2012 (WAM)--Aldar Company today launched a new Operative Village that will cater for the ongoing development in Al Ain and improve the quality of labour accommodation.
The first permanent camp of its kind in the Garden City, the Al Ain Operative Village has a current capacity of 5,690 residents over 74,911 SQM and facilities including dining halls, laundries, a medical facility and pharmacy, mosque, supermarket, money exchange and an internet cafe. The development also includes recreational facilities such as TV rooms, gym, basketball and volleyball pitches, as well as a dedicated manager for social and sporting events.
Leasing to third parties has already begun, with more than 50% of the existing capacity under offer. The facility is upgradable to a capacity of 10,000 with room for further development to a capacity of 20,000 over 387,900SQM based on market demand.
Aldar currently owns a number of operative villages across the Emirate, including six on Abu Dhabi which caters for approximately 32,000 workers in both construction and operations in Abu Dhabi. Working closely with the Ministry of Labour, Aldar has been praised for its exemplary standards, provision of high quality facilities and commitment to creating communities.
Mohamed Al Mubarak, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer at Aldar, said: "We are delighted to be opening this new Operative Village in Al Ain to cater both for our own development activities and those of other developers and contractors working in and around the city." "We believe it is our essential responsibility as a major developer to create real communities for the workers who are making the continued development of Abu Dhabi possible. We are therefore committed to providing recreational facilities such as sports pitches and libraries as well key amenities such as medical facilities, supermarkets and internet cafes." WAM/MN