Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) stated that construction had commenced on the Al Ghuwaifat Border Post Rehabilitation Project. The project will be developed at an estimated cost of $32.3m (AED119m).

Slated to be completed within 16 months, the project includes rehabilitation of fast car and truck lanes; police, customs and passport counters/checkpoints; street lighting and telecommunications networks, stated Emirati news agency WAM.

The work will involve rehabilitation of the border post on the UAE side, facilitating movement of passengers and improving the capacity of the border post, which in turn would drive investment and development in the area of trade and tourism between the UAE and Saudi Arabia and improve transportation and passenger services.

Saleh Al Sheibah Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s acting roads and infrastructure executive director, said: "Musanada is keen on executing projects that help develop infrastructure and boost economic and social development in Abu Dhabi, including Al Ghuwaifat Border Post project."

He added: "This project will also involve rehabilitation of food, water and sewerage networks; security and surveillance systems, external boundary walls, waiting areas, gardens and associated external works including landscape works." 

Musanada, in collaboration with the General Authority of Ports, Border and Free Zones Security and other relevant strategic stakeholders, has developed an appropriate design that cater to the operational requirements of the border post.