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Dubai Metro extension provides infrastructure opportunities

The Dubai Metro has grown rapidly since its launch in 2010 and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expects to extend the Metro tracks to 110 km by 2020 and to 421 km by 2030.

The RTA has already awarded the $2.88bn contract for the Route 2020 metro expansion to the Expolink Consortium in June 2016.

Dubai is changing and making the car a less attractive option for getting around and the metro system is playing its part by helping to reduce traffic congestion and accidents and minimize environmental pollution.

Passenger numbers are rising year on year and there is now a growing need to expand the two existing lines that stretch 70 kilometres and take in 47 stations. The RTA’s vision is to add 421 kilometres of metro line by 2030 to accommodate the estimated 4 million population in Dubai.

The growth and popularity of Dubai’s metro system will result in more multi-million-dollar contracts being awarded to infrastructure companies, many of whom will be attending The Middle East Concrete and PMV Live 2016.

James Meltz, Event Director for Middle East Concrete and PMV Live said: “The Dubai Metro has been a huge success since its inception and this can only be good news for the infrastructure sector with many more construction projects on the horizon. Infrastructure experts believe that Dubai offers a model for other cities in the region to follow. The system is tailored to the needs of the city and the step-by-step approach to construction has proved to be a very sensible one.”

Hosting global events such as Expo 2020 has underlined the need for a larger network which will require further large-scale architectural and infrastructure projects, boosting the consumption of concrete and PMV in the region.

Middle East Concrete and PMV Live 2016 will bring key regional and international industry leaders under one roof at the New Za’abeel Halls 4-6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 21-24 November.

Thousands of state-of-the-art and ground-breaking technologies, as well as revolutionary ideas will be showcased by over 430 exhibitors from 40 countries to 32,000 international participants searching for products that can save money, energy, reduce emissions, and minimise waste.

There will be over 50 free-to-attend and CPD certified workshops, forums and technical seminars delivered by industry experts who will be highlighting the market’s current trends, challenges, opportunities and best practices.

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