$5.7 million road maintenance project approved for Dubai
Dubai authorities have approved a 21.3 million Emirati dirham ($5.7 million) project for carrying out maintenance on road structures in Dubai.
Approved by Deputy Ruler of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the project was awarded to a local contracting company with a total contract period of two years.
"The project includes the routine, preventive and corrective maintenance of all road structures in Dubai", said Director General of Dubai Municipality, Qassim Sultan. "The works involve electro-mechanical, structural, civil and electronic maintenance works as well as cleaning and washing of these structures. The contract also includes a thorough inspection of these facilities."
"The road structures, covered by the contract, include the two bridges over the creek (Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud), 21 vehicular underpasses, 90 flyovers, 10 footbridges, 14 pedestrian subways, 19 camel underpasses, 10 dhow wharfage bridges, seven box culverts, 34 abra landing steps, seven service culverts, 192 pipe culverts, 23 pump stations and two corrosion monitoring systems," explained Head of the Roads Maintenance Section at the Maintenance Department of Dubai Municipality, Eng. Sultan Al Khafaili.
Al-Khafaili noted that the project also includes routine maintenance and inspection works such as monitoring and checking of electro-mechanic devices and structural elements for each facility on a regular basis and depending on the nature and type of each structure. — (menareport.com)
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