By Shane McGinley
Dubai's $33bn multi-phase project on track to start operations in summer 2010 - official.
Dubai World Central, a multi-phase development which will include the world’s biggest airport, was “almost complete” and on track to be operational next year, the project’s chairman confirmed on Wednesday.
Khalifa Suhail Jumaa Al Zaffin, executive chairman and managing director of Dubai World Central (DWC), said the development “is nearly almost complete” and planned to be operational by the summer of 2010.
DWC is a 140 square kilometre development which will be twice the size of Hong Kong Island and is expected to accommodate up to 945,000 residents.
The anchor of the $33 billion project will be DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport, which will have a capacity for 140 million passengers a year when fully open.
Al Zaffin confirmed that the control tower was almost ready, while the runway, associated taxiways and other components were “ready to go”.
'Almost complete'? Or should it be 'nearly almost complete'...? Perhaps the airport will be operational by next summer, but the '140 square kilometre development'...'twice the size of Hong Kong Island'...'up to 945,000 residents'...I don't think so!
It is heartening to note the comments and convictions of the CEO Mr Al Zaffin that the phases of the DWC project are all on controk and track to deliver the facilties to the stakeholders in the region.
This is comedy gold. "Nearly almost complete"....? "Just started", more like.
Almost upbeat, almost complete, almost in recovery!!!