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Abu Dhabi releases new infrastructure standards guidelines

ABU DHABI, May 13, 2017

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has released an updated edition of the Infrastructure Standards Guidelines (ISGL) for the UAE capital, following its approval by the infrastructure and environment committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

The updated ISGL will serve as a comprehensive guide to all entities concerned with infrastructure development in the emirate, said a statement from QCC.

The manual contains simplified and streamlined procedures which are designed to optimise the speed and ease for entities as they access information relevant to the implementation of infrastructure projects.

The update drew on the engagement of more than 10 working committees comprising 125 government and private sector entities in Abu Dhabi that represented all infrastructural sectors, it stated.

Over the past three years, the committees reviewed more than 200 technical documents, analysed and bridged gaps, and submitted their expert recommendations to enhance standards in line with global best practices, the statement added.

QCC's acting secretary general Dr Helal Humaid Al Kaabi said: "The development of ISGL reiterates our commitment to collaborating with various stakeholders within the Abu Dhabi government and private sector to streamline procedures and services in the infrastructure sector."

"In harmonising all related standards and specifications related to infrastructure development projects across Abu Dhabi, QCC is delivering on its mandate to promote quality infrastructure in Abu Dhabi as envisaged by the Abu Dhabi Plan and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030," he remarked.

"We are confident that the updated ISGL will pave the way for the development of high-quality infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi that support the advancement of the city’s economy," he added.

Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, the executive director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC, pointed out that the committees benchmarked their recommendations in line with the standards adopted by the world’s most developed countries that possess a proven link between unified infrastructural standards and positive economic, technical and environmental outcomes.

"ISGL is a strategic document designed to achieve one of the key mandates of the Abu Dhabi Plan – build integrated urban areas tailored to the needs of the community that enhance the quality of life," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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