$73mn Deira Fish Market project hits halfway stage
People in the UAE are believed to consume 33kg of fish every year
Construction of the new $73mn Deira Fish Market has reportedly almost reached the halfway stage.
The project in the Al Hamriya district was toured this week by Hussain Lootah, director general, Dubai Municipality, reported project tracker BNC.
“48% of the work has been completed and we expect to receive the project by the month of August 2015, fully equipped and prepared for the operations,” said Lootah.
“The market will cope with the entire requirements of community in a fish and vegetable market as the civic body will provide best services ensuring the trade of fresh fish and healthy vegetable in the market,” he added.
The 104,737m2 market has been designed by Hyder Consulting, while the concept was developed by Cadiz International. The main construction activities are led by Belhasa Six Construct.
According to officials at Dubai Municipality, the fish market will include 770 underground parking spaces, 700 outdoor parking spaces and a walkway. A quay wall will be constructed at a length of 600 meters. The project will also see the development of the corniche in order to receive various types of fishing boats as well as water taxis.
People in the UAE are believed to consume 33kg of fish every year, more than double the world’s average.