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Video: Dubai's $272m MBR Library on track to open in 2018

by Fatima De La Cerna on Dec 11, 2017


The MBR Library is due to be completed in 2018.
The MBR Library is due to be completed in 2018.

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Construction Week visited the construction site of the Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Library in Dubai and spoke with ASGC to see how work on the $272.3m (AED1bn) project is progressing.

Awarded the main contract, worth $245m (AED900m), ASGC commenced construction of the library in October 2016 and aims to complete it in 2018.

According to Sameh Samy, project director at ASGC, closing the envelope was among the biggest challenges the company faced while working on the library. To address this challenge, a detailed mission statement was created to help ASGC coordinate with the different subcontractors involved in the project, he revealed. 

ASGC recently won Contractor of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

Launched in February last year by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in support of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2016 as the Year of Reading, the MBR Library is being developed by Dubai Municipality. It will house more than 4.5 million books when it opens next year.

To know more about how the project is progressing, check out the video below and read our feature on the library



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