RTA awards Dh104m contract
The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority ( RTA), chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, approved the awarding of a contract for constructing Muhaisna 2 Internal Roads Construction Project at a cost of Dh104 million.
The project is part of the five-year plan (2012 - 2016) endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for paving internal roads in a number of residential communities in Dubai Emirate costing about Dh1 billion in total.
“Undertaking Muhaisna 2 Internal Roads Construction Project stems from RTA 's commitment to improve roads network to address the requirements of demographic and urban expansion in the Emirate in keeping with RTA 's vision of providing safe and smooth transport for all," said Al Tayer.
The project comprises constructing roads extending 31km, repaving existing roads in the area, carrying out improvements of Amman Street, converting some roundabouts into signalised junctions, and erecting fence on the median of Algiers Street as well as designating crossing points for pedestrians in order to improve the traffic movement and road safety.
The project also includes providing new parking slots for vehicles and buses all over the area in addition to street lighting works and storm water drainage network. “Construction works in the project will start as early as this month and continue for 450 days," explained Al Tayer.
"The 5-Year Plan for Constructing Internal Roads in Dubai Emirate (2012 - 2016) spans about 16 districts where urbanisation rates range from 20 to 80%, but might be as low as 5% in some areas.
The initial Phase of the plan, which cost about Dhs150m, covered five residential communities namely: Hatta community, Al Qusais 3, Al Qouz 2, 3 and 4. Phase II, which started in 2013 costing about 140 million dirham, covered three residential districts namely: Al Muhaisna 2 and Al Barsha South 1 and 2. Phase III, which starts this year, covers Al Mamzar, Al Nahda 1, and Oud Mateena 2 costing about 130 million dirham. Phase IV, which will be kicked off in 2015, will cover the construction of roads in 3 districts costing about Dh140 million at Nad El Sheba 4, Oud Mateena 1 and Al Khawaneej 2.
In Phase V, which will start in 2016, road construction works to the tune of Dh250 million will be undertaken in 3 districts namely: Jebel Ali Industrial, Al Qusais Industrial 3, 4 and 5 in addition to Al Awir 1. Wam
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