x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Dubai's power and water distribution networks to get Dh1.2bn upgrade

More than Dh1.2 billion is to be spent on improvements to Dubai's power and water distribution networks over the coming year.

More than Dh1.2 billion is to be spent on improvements to Dubai's power and water distribution networks over the coming year.

The amount set aside for capital projects and purchases by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is in addition to its 2013 operating budget of more than Dh12.5bn.

The total expenditure of Dh13.835bn will be Dh235 million higher than the 2012 figure.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dewa's managing director and chief executive, said the authority had substantial reserve capacity for both power and water.

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