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Sat 1 Mar 2008 04:00 AM

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Bin Laden bags DLC contract

ETA Star has awarded a US $13.3 million (AED49 million) infrastructure contract to Saudi-based Bin Ladin Contracting Division for its Dubai Lifestyle City (DLC) project.

ETA Star has awarded a US $13.3 million (AED49 million) infrastructure contract to Saudi-based Bin Ladin Contracting Division for its Dubai Lifestyle City (DLC) project.

DLC, a $680 million project in Dubailand, covers a land area of over 370,000m2 and is expected to be completed by September 2009.

The contract covers infrastructure installations within DLC including sewerage and storm water drainage system, electrical cables, irrigation piping, firefighting systems, low current system ducts, street lighting and cabling works.

"At Dubai Lifestyle City, we give priority to safety and comfort of its residents and visitors," said Arif B Rahman, managing director, DLC.

"We always aim for premium quality in our work and we are confident that Bin Ladin Contracting will meet our requirements and specifications at this stage."

Cansult Maunsell has been appointed as the engineering consulting firm to design and overlook the infrastructure works development.

Work on grading, leveling and site mobilisation of the project has already been completed.

DLC will include 68 villas and 120 apartments, along with a five and a four-star hotel.

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