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Dubai's RTA awards contract for 77km roads at Al Khawaneej 2

The contract will see the development of 68km of single roads and 9km of dual carriageways

Dubai's Al Khawaneej 2 will see 77km of internal roads being built, following an RTA contract award [representational image of Dubai].
Dubai's Al Khawaneej 2 will see 77km of internal roads being built, following an RTA contract award [representational image of Dubai].

Dubai’s Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) has awarded the contract to build 77km of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2, the latest move under Dubai’s ongoing plans to boost residential road infrastructure in the emirate.

The contract, awarded in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors at RTA, comprises 68km of single roads and 9km of dual carriageways, Dubai Media Office (DMO) reported.

Speaking on the news, Al Tayer said: “The construction of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 stems from RTA’s commitment towards improving the infrastructure of Dubai’s residential areas, which covers road construction, street lighting, and rainwater drainage systems.

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“Such works are a necessity due to the demographic and urban expansion and contributes to the general welfare and happiness of the people in the emirate.”

The recipient of the contract win was not cited by the DMO, which said the latest RTA move is part of the five-year implementation by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

With this in mind, Tayer noted the RTA is currently implementing the initial phase of the internal roads project at Sama Al Jadaf at Dubai Creek.

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“Several junctions will be constructed, including two signalised junctions and street lighting works. The project aims to improve roads network in the area and link it with the surrounding roads such as Al Khail Road to the south and Sheikh Rashid Street to the north, besides ensuring smooth traffic flow in the area,” he explained.

September 2018 saw RTA launch the fourth iteration of its two-year Qiyadi programme as the UAE looks to deepen its knowledge and skills base of its engineers, as reported by Construction Week at the time.

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