Dubai Water Canal project to be completed this year, says RTA chairman

Mattar Al Tayer says total RTA revenues expected to rise by 14% this year to $2.04bn
Dubai Water Canal project to be completed this year, says RTA chairman
By Ed Attwood
Sun 14 Feb 2016 11:16 AM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that one of the city’s largest projects, the Dubai Water Canal, will be completed by the end of this year.

According to WAM, RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer also said that other projects to be finished this year included the Union Museum project in Satwa and several road and junction upgrades.

Al Tayer also said that he expected the agency’s total revenues to jump by 14 percent in 2016, to $2.04 billion.

The RTA’s total budgeted expenditure for this year is $1.92 billion, split between an operational budget of $1.07 billion and an infrastructure projects budget of $1.01 billion.

The latter will be spent on 55 projects, including 12 new roads and 43 programmes that are already being built.

"This year, RTA is set to complete construction works for a number of projects currently under underway, and undertake new ones,” Al Tayer said, according to WAM.

“Among the key projects to be completed this year is the Dubai Water Canal project, which would be fully complete by the end of this year, as well as the Union Museum Project; Improvement of Wafi Interchange Project; Improvement of Umm Al Sheef and Latifa bint Hamdan Roads Junction with the Sheikh Zayed Road Project; Improvement of Dubai International Airport Junctions Project; Improvement of Al Shandagha Hub Project; Improvement of Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads Project; Entries of Al Awir Road and International City Project, and the Cycling and Running Tracks Project (covering multiple areas of Dubai).

“The new projects are: Widening of Latifa bint Hamdan Road Project, Parallel Roads Project, Improvement of the 7th Interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road Project, and Improvement of Seih Assalam Road Project (Phase II).”

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