UAE Focus

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway, has given the go-ahead for the civil and track works of Packages B and C worth Dh4.4 billion ($1.2 billion) for Stage Two of the stretch connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Chinese companies  are set to invest over $4 billion on the development of giant logistics parks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, said a top official of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “The logistics business is in for a boom.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a tender for the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park that will produce 900 megawatts (MW) of electricity using photovoltaic solar panels, based on the independent power project (IPP) model.

Saadiyat Development and Investment Company has appointed Shapoorji Pallonji Middle East as the main contractor for its Dh1.5-billion ($418 million) community development, Qaryat Al Hidd, located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for appointing consultants to conduct studies for the development and construction of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in the Arabian Gulf.

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) said work on its Dh1.3-billion ($354 million) residential community in the Al Dhafra region is progressing well and on track for completion by the end of next year.

Two further countries – Philippines and Central Asian country of Turkmenistan – unveiled designs for their innovative pavilions at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event, while three European countries – Switzerland, the UK and the Netherlands – launched construction work on their pavilions.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement project at a cost of Dh2 billion ($544.

Wasl properties, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, has announced the release of the first of the 10 buildings within its unique ‘wasl port views’ development, which is located adjacent to Port Rashid between Al Mina Road and Jumeirah Beach Road.

Leading Dutch group CyBe Construction said it has been selected as the technology provider for the construction of 3D printed houses in Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park). The company’s technology will help build the first of the 3D printed houses within the park by the third quarter of this year.

RTA, skyTran ink deal Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an MoU with skyTran, a global company specialised in the development of suspended transport systems, to help develop advanced public transport facilities in the emirate.