Dubai: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the master developer of ports and industrial zones in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, invested over Dh27 million in the Western Region last year.
ADPC investments included Dh7.5 million in Mugharrag Port, Dh17 million in Marfa Port and Dh2.5 million for the first phase of development at Delma Port. More investment are planned for 2014
ADPC has five ports in the Western Region; Marfa, Al Sila, Sir Bani Yas, Mugharrag, and Delma. Investments included improving security at the ports to building infrastructure for small sea vessels, improving facilities for local fisherman, building provisions for watersports and a wharf that can handle heavy loads.
The Western Region covers 60 per cent of the Abu Dhabi Emirate across 60 square kilometres and a coastline of 350 kilometres. The region contributes 45 per cent of the emirates’ gross domestic product.