CW In Focus| Progress noted on UAE construction projects

Update on roads works at Dubai Hills Mall and Emirati Neighbourhood Infrstructure Projects to Fujairah Beach, revealed

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that construction work on the bridges and roads leading to Dubai Hills Mall at the junction of Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road was 45% complete.

The $212.3m (AED780m) project is being implemented with Emaar Properties – which is co-developing the project with Meraas – and is due for completion in the first half of 2020.

The project includes the construction of 12 bridges, each between 11-22-metre wide and spanning a total of 3.7km.

Ramps spanning 2.5km are also being developed to connect the bridges, which will comprise four lanes in each direction and separate traffic from Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road, helping to increase traffic capacity in the neighbourhood.

Additionally, Umm Suqeim Street's existing four lanes will be maintained in both directions as well to ensure seamless traffic flow.

Commenting on the project, Director-general and chairman of the board of directors of RTA, Mattar Al Tayer said that the project covers the construction of internal roads at Dubai Hills Estate to ease the movement of residents of Al Barsha South 1 and 2, and link them with new roads and bridges.

In the UAE’s capital city, the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA) and Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) have noted 83.6% completion of infrastructure and internal road works at the $599m (AED2.2bn) Emirati Neighbourhood Infrastructure Project in Abu Dhabi's Madinat Zayed.

Work on the project - comprised of Packages 2A, 3, and 4 - has been on-schedule. Abu Dhabi Housing Authority said that the project which is touted as one of the largest in the capital is being delivered over a total area of more than 1,320ha.

The Emirati Neighbourhood Infrastructure Project will offer 2,769 residential plots, nine schools, 37 mosques, 45 parks, 10 commercial centres, and 21 community and social facilities.

In the emirate of Fujairah, the Fujairah Municipality has recorded 65% completion on the 3.5ha Fujairah Beach Project, with the development set for completion by March 2020.

According to head of Fujairah Municipality's construction department, Mariam Haroun, the project includes the 176-key The Palace Hotel, more than 100 parking spaces, and 80 residential units, located adjacent to the hotel.

Director-general at the municipality, Mohamed Afkham, said that the project would help the emirate’s economic development by reinforcing the role of the tourism sector, according to a report by UAE's state news agency, Wam.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, directing the establishment of a sewage network in Khorfakkan, in addition to the completion of work on sewage networks in Kalba by the beginning of next month, worth $84.4m (AED310m).

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