Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) has awarded the local Dhabi Contracting an estimated AED625m ($170m) contract for construction work in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.

The 20-month contract involves the construction of 433 villas for UAE nationals in Ghayathi, which is about 25 kilometres south of Ruwais. The consultant is the UK’s Atkins.

Abu Dhabi says it plans to build projects worth $66bn in the Western Region, also known as Al-Gharbia by 2030, as part of its Regional Structure Framework Plan.