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DEWA inks $45m Dubai water network deal

State utility awards contract to extend, improve water services across the emirate

DEWA inks $45m Dubai water network deal
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Wednesday said it has awarded a AED167m ($45.4m) contract for a project to supply and extend the emirate's water transmission network.

The contract will see the extension of the 450mm-diameter network by 416km in several areas of Dubai, the state utility said in a statement.

It added that the agreement was part of DEWA's strategy to "enhance the availability, efficiency and reliability of its water networks, to increase the supply of water to keep pace with the sharp increase in demand in various areas of Dubai".

It did not reveal the name of the contractor in the statement but added that the project will be carried out within 26 months.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "The main objective of the project is to enhance the efficiency of water transmission networks, and reduce water losses in transmission networks by renovating old household networks and extensions, increasing operational capacity and increasing water flow capacity to meet the sharp demand for water in various areas of Dubai."

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