Work has been completed on the first two phases of the Mohamed bin Zayed City 1 residential development in Ajman being implemented under the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme at a cost of AED1.1 billion ($300 million).

The 898-unit residential project, to be implemented in four phases, is likely to be ready for handover by the second quarter of 2022.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said around 497 residential units have been completed within the first two phases of Mohamed bin Zayed City 1.

The minister then handed over a residential unit to a beneficiary, following all Covid-19 safety protocol.

“Work is currently under way on Phases Three and Four, which will see another 401 houses being built,” he stated, while touring the Mohamed bin Zayed City site in Ajman.

The Mohamed bin Zayed City in Ajman is the first residential project that includes the Zayed 2071 residence, the first innovative and sustainable housing to receive the highest environmental assessment in the country according to the “Estidama” system of Pearl evaluation, he added.

Jameela Al Findi, Director-General of the SZHP, said the ministry was keen to provide high-quality housing, compliant with all major environmental laws and sustainability standards, to Emirati citizens.

Al Findi pointed out that the project’s construction is progressing according to schedule.

“Phase One consists of four categories, including 11 model houses, ranging from five to two bedrooms, with a modern and contemporary front elevation style,” she added.