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RTA confirms Dubai Water Canal's 2016 completion

Chairman HE Mattar Al Tayer said Dubai Water Canal is one of RTA's several other projects to complete in 2016, including the Union Museum in Satwa

RTA says Dubai Water Canal is likely to open this year.
RTA says Dubai Water Canal is likely to open this year.

The chief of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reportedly confirmed that Dubai Water Canal will be completed by the end of 2016. 

RTA chairman, HE Mattar Al Tayer, also said that other projects due for completion this year include the Union Museum project in Dubai's Satwa area, as well as several road and junction upgrades. 

According to state agency WAM, Al Tayer said: "This year, RTA is set to complete construction works for a number of projects currently under underway, and undertake new ones.

"Among the key projects to be completed this year is the Dubai Water Canal project, which would be fully complete by the end of this year, as well as the Union Museum Project, and Improvement of Wafi Interchange Project." 

Other projects listed for completion by Al Tayer include the Improvement of Umm Al Sheef and Latifa bint Hamdan Roads Junction with the Sheikh Zayed Road Project, Improvement of Dubai International Airport Junctions Project, and Improvement of Al Shandagha Hub Project.

"The new projects [planned for 2016] are Widening of Latifa bint Hamdan Road Project, Parallel Roads Project, and Improvement of the 7th Interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road Project," Al Tayer added. 

The RTA chairman said he expects the agency’s total revenues to jump by 14% in 2016, to $2.04bn (AED7.5bn).

RTA’s operational budget for the year is $1.07bn (AED3.91bn), and infrastructure projects budget is $1.01bn (AED3.69bn).

The latter will be spent on 55 projects, including 12 new roads and 43 programmes that are already being built.


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