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Al Marjan infrastructure work to begin next month

Reclamation and dredging now complete

Al Marjan will be RAK's first artificial island
Al Marjan will be RAK's first artificial island

 Infrastructure works on phase two of the man-made Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah will begin next month, local developer Rakeen has revealed.

The work will cover facilities for electricity, water, drainage, telecommunications, soft and hard landscaping, channel crossings, street lighting and fire fighting installations for Island 3 and Island 4 of the development.

Italian company Rizzani was awarded the infrastructure contract for phase two in July this year.

Speaking to Construction Week, Rakeen infrastructure director Fawzi Shadid said: “Infrastructure work for phase one of the development is progressing and work is about to start on the second phase. The expected completion date is 2012.”

Phase one of the infrastructure work, being developed by Kunho Industrial Company, comprises the Peninsula, Island 1 and Island 2 of the four-island cluster project.

Rakeen is responsible for the reclamation and infrastructure works of Al Marjan Island and is also developing Bab Al Bahr, which will serve as a gateway to the island community.

Bab Al Bahr, which will feature apartments, retail and office spaces “will be completed in August 2010,” added Shadid.

The cost of the entire infrastructure works totals around US $199 million (AED731 million).

Al Marjan is set to become the first man-made Island in the emirate and will consist of water front homes, floating villas, hotels, resorts and leisure facilities.

Reclamation and dredging works on the $1 billion project in Ras Al Khaimah is now complete.

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