Dubai Municipality approves key maintenance project
DUBAI, February 6, 2017
Dubai Municipality is set to start the periodical maintenance work related to marine facilities and coastal protection for the next two years, according to a report.
The Dh35-million ($9.5 million) project was approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, said the state news agency Wam.
The approval comes as part of the special attention given by the municipality to marine facilities and beaches due to its tourism and commercial importance, it stated.
The project includes preventive and corrective maintenance of marine facilities of the municipality, maintenance of beaches and coastal protection facilities, pollution prevention barriers, swimming barriers and floating anchors, within the time frame of a specific programme, in addition to work orders as and when needed, said the report, citing Hussein Nasser Lootah, the director-general of Dubai Municipality.
As a body responsible for the management of public beaches, Dubai Municipality exerts maximum efforts to ensure the sustainability of the marine and coastal environment and continues to propel development to support the emirate's Vision 2020, he added.