DM set to build four firefighting centres

Dubai Municipality is undertaking a US $13.3 million (AED49 million) project to construct four civil defence centres in the city.

Dubai Municipality is undertaking a US $13.3 million (AED49 million) project to construct four civil defence centres in the city.

Three will be located in Port Saeed, Umm Al Sheif and Leseily in order to help Dubai Civil Defence fight fires.

DM has also allocated a plot of land to use for construction of another centre in Jebel Ali.

"One of the significant features of the buildings is the construction of observation towers which will help civil defence personnel foresee any imminent untoward incidents or respond to such incidents - in case of their occurrence - in a swift and effective manner," said Hussain Nasser Lootah, acting director general, Dubai Municipality.

The project also involves the construction of offices, a firefighters' room, recreation and training halls, along with parking areas with space for fire engines.

A similar centre is also planned for Dubai Marina.

Work on the project is currently underway and the centres are expected to be ready by April next year.

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