Jafza Redefines Infrastructure in the Free Zone
DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) improved and elevated the roads and infrastructure within its premises over the last five years, with the aim of offering top-notch facilities and amenities to those operating in the free zone.
The projects include sustainable developments and major construction works valued at approximately $675 million.
In line with the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) 2030, sustainability has been an integral part of Jafza’s core business values.
Jafza has been committed to investing in sustainability projects, being the frontrunner in this aspect and driving the sustainability movement in the country.
Spread over an area of 57 sq. km, Jafza acts as a dynamic base for over 8,500 registered companies from over 140 countries and is an essential part of the DP World UAE Region's integrated trade and logistics hub.
While doing so, it has consistently encouraged its customers to reduce energy consumption, conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.
Additionally, Jafza was among the first free zones in the country/ region to install large numbers of energy-efficient LED streetlights.
Moreover, DP World and Jafza also completed one of the largest rooftop solar power programmes in the region, generating about 45 Giga Watt Hours (GWHr) annually.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World - UAE Region and Jafza said: “Since the inception of the free zone, we have focused on providing a business hub that is equipped with facilities that increase operational efficiency and reduce environmental strain.
"Everything in the free zone has been designed taking into consideration the unique needs of manufacturing and trading companies.
"It is truly a moment of pride for us when Jafza is touted as the preferred location to conduct business and is chosen by multinationals and Fortune 500 companies as their regional headquarters.”
Key features of the upgrades include improvements in the Jafza One complex that is valued at $325 million and construction of accommodation comprising of 13 buildings.
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