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Kizad breaks ground on region's largest truck refuelling, rest facility

Kizad breaks ground on region's largest truck refuelling, rest facility

The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, broke ground for a new dedicated Truck Plaza, comprising refuelling and rest facilities within the industrial zone.

The ground breaking event for the region's largest facility took place in the presence of Ahmed Al Shamsi, Acting CEO of Adnoc Distribution, and Samir Chaturvedi, CEO of Kizad.

The plaza, covering an area of more than 87,000sqm, roughly equal to 12 football fields, will cater to the needs of workers and visitors. It will include a first-of-its-kind dedicated Adnoc Distribution service station for trucks, comprising two main canopies and six diesel bay canopies, and a community centre with 275 shaded truck, bus and car parking spaces.

It will house retail outlets, including a convenience store, restaurant for heavy duty vehicle drivers, four additional quick service restaurant outlets, lube and vehicle washing services, two utility buildings and has provision for a 1,000sqm mosque. Further enhancements may include a dedicated overnight rest area for drivers and additional comfort facilities.

Abdullah Al Hameli, Acting Head, Industrial Zones Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said the integrated facilities at the Truck Plaza will improve quality of lives of the broader industrial zone community.

"Undertaking this new development and collaborating with Adnoc reflects our commitment towards enhancing Kizad's attractiveness for both local and global investors. Additionally, this is part of our journey to support the lives of our bourgeoning population of tenants, workers, and residents."
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