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Work on restoration of 2.1-km Deira pier under way

DUBAI, February 26, 2024

Dubai Municipality has begun implementing a key project for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the supporting walls along the Deira side of Dubai Creek. 
 
It is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the creek’s retaining walls by upgrading the dock, reconstructing sections that have been damaged and dilapidated over the past 50 years, and preventing potential flooding during harsh weather conditions. 
 
The AED112 million ($30.4 million) project is being implemented in two phases, with the first one involving the restoration of a 2.1 km stretch along the Deira side of Dubai Creek. 
 
Dubai Municipality said the site will be divided into multiple sections, and each segment will be sequentially patterned to ensure uninterrupted docking traffic. The second phase will cover a 2.3 km length on the Bur Dubai side.
 
The project's 14-month timeline includes the restoration of the 2.1 km Deira pier, which involves replacement and the rehabilitation of damaged sections of the concrete wall, reaching a depth of 8 meters and increasing its height to 3 meters. These improvements aim to ensure the safe docking of ships in the area.
 
By initiating this project, the Municipality aims to enhance services and facilities for safe docking and navigation, which will be ensured through the provision of 200 anchors across the dock. The entire work will be completed within a 14-month period. 
 
"The project highlights Dubai Municipality’s commitment to transforming the emirate into a more attractive and innovative city by enhancing various elements and services it offers through the strategic and sustainable development of all coastal facilities and infrastructure," remarked its Director-General Dawoud Al Hajri.
 
"The project is set to improve security and safety measures for maritime traffic and commercial operations within Dubai Creek, he noted. 
 
As a significant symbol of the city’s growth, Dubai Creek serves as a vibrant artery at the heart of Dubai. Facilitating the passage of over 13,000 ships annually, it plays a key role in fostering the economic and social prosperity of the emirate. 
 
"We have implemented several measures to mitigate the risks posed by climate change and rising sea levels, closely monitoring changes on both sides of the creek. Furthermore, we have conducted technical studies to devise construction designs that can enhance the efficiency of the marine docks on both banks, said Al Hajri.
 
"These designs adhere to the highest global standards, ensuring the preservation of the supporting walls’ stability and safeguarding against increased flooding during seasonal weather conditions," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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