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Dubai commences $8.2m Al Khail Road beautification project

The $8.2m project will take nine months to complete, and will involve the section between Al Khail Road’s Business Bay crossing and Zabeel 1 intersection

Dubai Municipality has initiated an $8.2m beautification project on Al Khail Road [representational image].
Dubai Municipality has initiated an $8.2m beautification project on Al Khail Road [representational image].

Dubai Municipality (DM) has started an $8.2m (AED30m) beautification project on Al Khail Road.

The nine-month initiative will involve the section between the highway’s Business Bay crossing and Zabeel 1 intersection.

Mohammed Ahmed, acting director of DM’s sewage and irrigation department, said that the beautification project would involve the use of renewable energy sources and recycled materials.

“The project consists of 36,000m2 of pipes, three irrigation system controllers, a reservoir, an irrigation water pumping station, 240 solar power units, 8,000 lamps, and [excavating] 75,000m3 of soil,” he explained.

The initiative’s agricultural design components will include 400 trees, 11,000 shrubs, 27,000mw2 of soil mats, and 20,000m2 of green areas, Ahmed added.

The area will also feature 35,000m2 of blue grass and 44,000 pebbles of different colours.

 

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