Dubai Municipality has allocated $1.91 billion (AED7 billion) for development of infrastructure projects this year.
The storm water tunnel project for the Airport City and the Expo Venue areas will receive $1.36bn (AED5bn) followed by $381.47bn (AED1.4bn) for Jebel Ali sewage treatment plant project.
“The storm water tunnel project is 55 percent completed and will become operational before Expo 2020,” Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general, Dubai Municipality, said. At present, work is underway in full swing on a 42,000-hectare area.
The Jebel Ali sewage treatment plant will reach a capacity of up to 675,000 cubic meters per day from its current capacity of 300,000. It will be completed in 2018, and will serve 1.8 million people in an area of 25,000 hectares.
Lootah said the expansion will be carried out with the objective to absorb the excess flow resulting from the Expo areas, gear up with for the upcoming expansion projects, and the diversion of a portion of the load of Warsan Station to Jebel Ali, which is operating above design capacity by about 27 percent.
The municipality will also commence work on $81.74m (AED300m) sewerage and storm water drainage network in Khawaneej-2 – slated for completion this year. Besides, it will also start work on a $66.21m (AED243m), 13.7-kilometre underground sewer line project in Deira, which is expected to be completed next year.
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