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Dubai's DEWA says Palm Jumeirah upgrade almost completed

State utility says 'substantial progress' has been made to improve water network on manmade island

Dubai's DEWA says Palm Jumeirah upgrade almost completed
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced it has achieved "substantial progress" in a project to supply, extend, and launch a water-pipeline network on Palm Jumeirah.

The state-owned utility said in a statement that so far, 2,907 metres of the 3km project have been laid.

Work on the extension and launching of the networks is expected to be completed next month.

When completed, the AED57.5 million project will raise water supply to meet increasing demand for water, and support current and future projects on the Palm, DEWA said.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "The main goal of this project is to enhance efficiency of the water-transmission networks, and increase water supply to meet the increasing demand for water to support current and future projects on the Palm and its sustainable development.

"So far, 93 percent of the total project has been completed," added Al Tayer. "The project is going according to plan."

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