x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Chinese firm wins Dh384m contract for phase two of Dubai Water Canal

The project aims to link the Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf via a canal passing across Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Park and Jumeirah 2.

Artist drawings of the proposed Dubai canal project. (Photo courtesy-RTA)
Artist drawings of the proposed Dubai canal project. (Photo courtesy-RTA)

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the contract for the second phase of the Dubai Water Canal project.

The project aims to link the Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf via a canal through Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Park and Jumeirah 2.

Phase one of the project, costing Dh500 million, is under way. Traffic diversions along Sheikh Zayed Road are expected to begin on October 25.

The second phase, which will cost Dh384 million, has been awarded to China State Corporation.

Both phases are due to be completed in the last quarter of 2016.

“The contract of phase two encompasses the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads above the Dubai Water Canal, enabling the passage of 8.5-metre-high yachts,” said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s chairman and executive director.

The project includes the construction of a multi-tier interchange linking Al Wasl Road, Al Hadiqa Street and Al Athar Road.

Mr Al Tayer assured motorists that disruptions to traffic in the affected areas would be kept to a minimum.

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