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Revealed: Dubai's construction progress so far in 2017

Dubai Municipality says about 28,600 buildings covering an area of 551 million sq ft are under construction

Revealed: Dubai's construction progress so far in 2017

More than 5,630 buildings covering a total construction area of over 75 million square feet have been completed in Dubai in the first nine months of 2017.

Dubai Municipality figures also revealed that about 28,600 buildings covering an area of 551 million square feet are under construction as of the end of September.

Abdullah Al Shezawi, head of the engineering supervision section in the Buildings Department said more than 105,500 inspections to Dubai construction sites have been conducted so far this year.

He added that green concrete was used for construction projects making up a space of 4,605,906 sq ft, which resulted in a reduction in the carbon dioxide ratio of nearly one million tons.

Al Shezawi also revealed that a specialised team is available around the clock to respond to communications related to the construction work.

“By the end of the third quarter of this year, the Municipality Call Centre had received 1,878 reports about all kinds of cases of non-compliance with engineering and safety requirements at sites under construction and this team responded to them and processed them at the required speed and according to specific performance measures,” he said.

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