KIZAD BREAKS GROUND ON 87,000 SQM TRUCK PLAZA

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The Khal­ifa In­dus­trial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a sub­sidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mid­dle East’s largest in­dus­trial zone, broke ground for a new ded­i­cated truck plaza cov­er­ing an area of more than 87,000 sq me­tres, roughly equal to 12 soccer fields.

The truck plaza in­cludes a ded­i­cated ADNOC Dis­tri­bu­tion ser­vice sta­tion for trucks, com­pris­ing two main canopies and six diesel bay canopies, and a com­mu­nity cen­tre with

275 shaded truck, bus and car park­ing spa­ces. It will also house sev­eral re­tail out­lets, in­clud­ing a con­ve­nience store, restau­rants, ve­hi­cle care ser­vices, and a mosque. There are plans to in­clude a ded­i­cated overnight rest area for driv­ers and ad­di­tional com­fort fa­cil­i­ties.

Ab­dul­lah Al Hameli, act­ing head of In­dus­trial Zones Clus­ter, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The KIZAD truck plaza is an­other im­por­tant mile­stone in re­al­is­ing KIZAD’S vi­sion to sup­port all of its cus­tomers and the com­mu­nity across Abu Dhabi’s in­dus­trial and lo­gis­tics sup­ply chain. We are con­fi­dent that in­te­grated fa­cil­i­ties at the truck plaza will ul­ti­mately im­prove the qual­ity of lives of the broader in­dus­trial zone com­mu­nity. Un­der­tak­ing this new de­vel­op­ment and col­lab­o­rat­ing with ADNOC re­flects our com­mit­ment to­wards en­hanc­ing KIZAD’S at­trac­tive­ness for both lo­cal and global in­vestors. Ad­di­tion­ally, this is part of our jour­ney to sup­port the lives of our bour­geon­ing pop­u­la­tion of ten­ants, work­ers, and res­i­dents.”

Ahmed Al Shamsi, act­ing CEO, ADNOC Dis­tri­bu­tion, said: “We are de­lighted to be part of this de­vel­op­ment and col­lab­o­rate with KIZAD to cre­ate best-in-class in­fra­struc­ture and fa­cil­i­ties that sup­port this com­mu­nity. This ded­i­cated ser­vice sta­tion will be an im­por­tant mile­stone in our jour­ney as we con­tinue to drive the sus­tain­able eco­nomic vi­sion of the UAE and keep our es­sen­tial cus­tomers mov­ing.”

The KIZAD truck plaza is the lat­est in a se­ries of re­cent de­vel­op­ments an­nounced by the Mid­dle East’s largest in­dus­trial zone to meet grow­ing cus­tomer de­mand. Th­ese in­clude the up­com­ing de­liv­ery of pre-built mod­u­lar ware­hous­ing units at KIZAD Lo­gis­tics Park (KLP) Phase 3, which is over 45,730 square me­tres, dur­ing the sum­mer of 2020. With many of the units al­ready pre-booked by busi­nesses for up to 30 years, plans are afoot to ex­pe­dite the launch and de­vel­op­ment of ad­di­tional phases of the Lo­gis­tics Park, which is ex­pected to come on­line by the end of 2020.

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