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January 2018

Al Zahya set for mid-year launch

Abu Dhabi City Municipality said work on its Dh248-million ($67.4 million) Al Zahya Project, being developed in collaboration with the emirate’s general services company Musanada, is progressing at a steady pace and is due for completion by mid-2018.

The scope of work includes construction of four bridges to connect Al Maryah Island, and nine traffic intersections, said state news agency Wam. The development works include reconstruction and revamping of roadsides, entry and exit points of streets surrounding hotels, Abu Dhabi Commercial Centre, or Abu Dhabi Mall, among others.

Upon completion of the development works, the traffic fhandling capacity of the area will increase to accommodate 4,300 to 4,800 vehicles per hour. It also involves expanding public spaces from 8,300 sq m to 14,200 sq m, it added.


RTA inks $53m road upgrade deal

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract worth Dh193 million ($53 million) for the improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrance of International City (Phase Two) project in the emirate.

The project, which involves upgrading of three intersections and widening of Al Manama Street, has been undertaken in collaboration with Nakheel, the master developer of the International City, said the RTA.

RTA said it began work on Phase One of Al Awir Road and Entrance of the International City Improvement Project in early 2016. More than 75 per cent of the project has been completed and is on track for opening in the first quarter of 2018.


Barakah plant unit nearly ready

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said that preparation is going at full tilt for the operational readiness of Barakah plant’s Unit 1, while highlighting the progress being made on the construction of the other three units.

The construction of the plant is progressing safely and steadily, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing a progress report from Enec.   In 2017, the reactor containment building liner dome section was installed and concrete pouring for the dome was completed on Unit 3, and the reactor containment liner plate rings, reactor vessel, steam generators and condenser were installed on Unit 4. Testing and commissioning activities are progressing steadily on Units 1 and 2. Overall, the four units is now more than 84 per cent complete, with Unit 1 now more than 96 per cent complete. 

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