Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded an AED703M ($191.3M) contract for phases 4 and 5 of the Dubai Water Canal Project.
Phase 4, which will cost about AED307M ($83.5M), is part of infrastructural works for property development on both sides of the canal, including roads and utility lines.
Estimated to cost AED396M ($107.8M), phase 5 will link the Business Bay Canal with the Dubai Water Canal and terminate at the Arabian Gulf.
The canal stretches 3.2km from the Business Bay Canal up to the Arabian Gulf via the Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road.
The scope of the work will include the construction of quay walls using precast concrete slabs along the stretch of the canal, the completing and diverting of utility lines and key services, and the removal of impacted services.
It will also include the treatment of hyper-saline water from the Business Bay Lakes, the removal of sand barriers in the course of the canal, and the construction of three marine transport stations.
RTA’s director-general and chairman Mattar Al Tayer said: “Projects to be constructed on the waterfront will be served by modern water transport means, and result in improved quality of water in the Dubai Creek.”
Both phases of the project are expected to be complete by the end of September.
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