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RTA awards $190mn contracts for Phase 4 & 5 of Dubai Water Canal

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded contracts worth AED 703mn ($191.3mn) for the fourth and fifth phases of the Dubai Water Canal Project.

Phase 4 which costs about AED 307mn and is part of infrastructural works required to serve property development areas on both sides of the Canal, including roads & utility lines, said HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

Phase 5 costs about AED 396mn would link the Business Bay Canal with the Dubai Water Canal terminating at the Arabian Gulf. Both phases are set for completion by the end of September this year.

Works include building quay walls of precast concrete slabs all along the stretch of the canal, and completing and diverting utility lines and key services to give way for completing the construction works of the canal as well as the removal of impacted services.

Works also include the treatment of hyper-saline water of the Business Bay Lakes, removing sand barriers in the course of the canal, and constructing three marine transport stations on both sides of the Canal, explained Al Tayer.

The canal stretches for 3.2 km from Business Bay Canal to the Arabian Gulf via Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR), Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road.

Projects to be constructed on the water front will be served by modern water transport means, and result in improved quality of water in the Dubai Creek.

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