The 44-minute documentary explores behind the scenes of the often-unseen infrastructure of future cities, focussing on the work of Abu Dhabi’s General Services Company Musanada.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced a 44-minute documentary film Modern Cities – The Building Blocks and four associated short vignettes. It will premiere on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on February 13 at 10 pm local time.
The documentary explores what makes up the often-unseen infrastructure which is vital to keep residents moving such as the supply of freshwater, electricity and data; the education of youth and healthcare for all.
Hosted by Emirati TV presenter Ahmed Almarzooqi, Modern Cities – The Building Blocks takes audiences on a journey around the UAE’s infrastructure – including housing, hospitals, schools and roads – focussing on the work of Abu Dhabi General Services Company ‘Musanada’: the government entity responsible for the development of the urban infrastructure and the driving of the capital’s residential communities.
The documentary touches on the history of civil engineering in Abu Dhabi. From having no paved roads, schools or electricity in 1965, the emirate rapidly developed a modern infrastructure, driving the country’s economy, guaranteeing ease of mobility, and enhancing the quality of life.
Modern Cities – The Building Blocks provides previously unseen insights into some of the projects the entity has successfully implemented such as a $1.1bn medical facility Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.