DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) improved and elevated the roads and infrastructure within its premises over the last five years, with the aim of offering top-notch facilities and amenities to those operating in the free zone. The projects include sustainable developments and major construction works valued at approximately AED 2.484bn (US$ 677mn).
In line with the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) 2030, sustainability has been an integral part of Jafza’s core business values. Jafza has been committed to investing in sustainability projects, being the frontrunner in this aspect and driving the sustainability movement in the country. While doing so, it has consistently encouraged its customers to reduce energy consumption, conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.
“It is truly a moment of pride for us when Jafza is touted as the preferred location to conduct business and is chosen by multinationals and Fortune 500 companies as their regional headquarters,” asserted Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World-UAE Region and Jafza.
Key features of the upgrades include improvements in the Jafza One complex that is valued at AED 1.2bn and construction of accommodation comprising of 13 buildings, each G+10 floors for 35,000 occupants and a Food Court, both costing AED 689mn. A new set of Light Industrial Units (LIU’s) and warehouses worth AED 130mn, new bridges, upgrading of roads and Jafza North stormwater improvement valued at AED 280mn are a part of the development works.