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UAE ministry pledges to 3D-print all its buildings

Ministry of Infrastructure Development official quoted as saying 3D printing cuts construction costs, time

UAE ministry pledges to 3D-print all its buildings

the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID) plans to construct all of its buildings using 3D technology, according to local media.

“All of the buildings to be built in the future by the ministry across the UAE will be 3D-printed in line with the national agenda of the country and the UAE 2021 vision,” Munira Abdul Kareem, manager of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development's Project Execution Department reportedly told Khaleej Times.

3D printing technology can cut construction costs and time by 80 percent and 70 percent respectively, the official added.

In April, Dubai launched a 3D printing strategy aimed at printing 25 percent of all buildings in the emirate by 2030.

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