25 per cent of Dubai’s construction to be 3-D printed by 2030, Ruler announces
DUBAI // By 2030, 25 per cent of Dubai’s construction will be 3-D printed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announced on Wednesday.
The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai took to Twitter to announce the emirate’s 3-D printing strategy.
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He said the move was in line with the Dubai Future Agenda which was approved on Sunday: “We begin to implement [the Dubai Future Agenda] through initiatives and strategies that add value to human life and to our national economy.
The future does not wait for those who hesitate and stall. Today, we persevere in our the path we have taken to strengthen our economy and our global competitiveness,” he tweeted.
The use of 3D printing in Dubai’s construction sector will increase by 2% starting 2019 up to 25% by 2030, Dubai Media Office announced.
The 3-D printing strategy is estimated to add $300 billion to the world economy by 2025, and will reduce cost and employment, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
The implementation of the strategy will be supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding within the sectors of construction, medicine and consumer goods, he said.
Updated: April 27, 2016 04:00 AM