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Repair works begin at fire-hit Ajman One towers

The new cladding adheres to Ajman Civil Defence fire safety specifications and will take one month to install at the two burnt-out Ajman One towers

The fire broke out at the Ajman One Towers on March 28, 2016.
The fire broke out at the Ajman One Towers on March 28, 2016.

The flammable cladding on the two fire-ravaged residential towers in Ajman is set to be replaced over the next two months with fire-retardant cladding, according to reports.

The new cladding adheres to Ajman Civil Defence fire safety specifications, it was said, and will take one month to install at the two burnt-out Ajman One towers.

Ghaleb Jaber, general manager, Real Estate Investments Public Corporation, the developer and owner of Ajman One, said: "Our contracts with the company that will install the cladding is for 60 days, and we should complete the work during this period.

"In addition, we have 45 days to install the new window glasses.

"The safety measure we are taking are in accordance with the specifications of civil defence and the new cladding panels have no [flammable] rubber inside them.

The fire which broke out on March 28 destroyed dozens of apartments in the 26-storey towers eight and six.

The flames spread from one building to others as a result of strong winds - leaving many families homeless.

A decision is yet to be made on whether the cladding on other towers within the Ajman One scheme will also be replaced.

 

 

 

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