Dubai Municipality acting DG meets with French mayor

Dubai, Lyon officials meet to discuss co-operation on construction, historic buildings and landscaping.

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Dubai Municipality has announced that Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, acting director general of Dubai Municipality, yesterday received Gerard Collomb, mayor of Lyon, France at his office in Dubai.

The parties discussed ways of cooperation between Dubai and Lyon in fields related to construction, historic buildings and landscaping, a statement said.

Lootah briefed the French delegation on tasks of the Municipality including town planning, city beautification, and overseeing building and construction activities in the Emirate.

The meeting followed reports in February that an investment company was seeking to develop a district in Dubai recreating France's third's largest city.

The area, to be called Lyon-Dubai City, would feature public squares, restaurants, and outdoor cafes, according to details on the project released at the time.

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