Dubai-based global trade enabler DP World said 35 per cent of the infrastructure work within Phase One of its residential and commercial development, Dubai Maritime City, has been completed, thus hitting milestones to complete the AED140 million ($38.1 million) project in the first quarter of 2021 despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The development of the residential and commercial area consolidates DMC's status as a leading maritime services provider.
The main area of work has been on the deep services (water and sewer pipes), including surface water and foul drainage, as well as the development and maintenance of shallow utilities in the areas where the deep services have been executed, said the statement from DP World.
The Covid-19 pandemic did not cause any significant delay, and the main contractor is fully mobilised to complete the project as set in its timeline since DMC infrastructure Phase One works were awarded in Q3 2019.
All precautionary measures to protect the safety of workers have been taken, and most site works were conducted by workers wearing masks and keeping the safe distance, and with the continuous disinfection of the site, it stated.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: "The work completed so far in the development of Phase 1 is a source of pride for all teams having achieved this milestone despite unprecedented challenges."
"The project when completed will provide DMC with an efficient and sustainable infrastructure to support a modern business community, and enable the vision of our sub-developers in a timely manner," he noted.
The precinct is a mixed use area planned to consist of residential and commercial buildings, office towers and a promenade with a mesmerising living and working environment and breathtaking sea views, all within a vibrant community, stated Bin Sulayem.
The deep infrastructure works along Sheikh Rashid Road (adjacent to Sub-Developer plots along the seaside) have been completed and backfilled. The focus now is on the structures of lift stations and a pump station.
Work on the DMC central pumping station for firefighting and the irrigation network is also underway, said the statement from DP World.
The project aims at delivering all major and minor infrastructure to support a modern community, such as main and secondary road networks, public parking areas for 340 units, energy-efficient street lighting, potable water and sewage networks, stormwater drainage, firefighting and irrigation networks, telecom connectivity, a pump station and the maintenance of existing services which enhances the sustainability of the project.
The site is connected by a causeway to Dubai's major road network.
The Infrastructure Phase One will integrate DMC with the Mina Rashid area that includes the QE2 Hotel, Marina views, Marina Cubes, Marinas, Marina Fitness 72 and other commercial and residential facilities.-TradeArabia News Service