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RTA awards contract for Phase II of Parallel Roads Project costing AED335m

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In implementation of the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to immediately start the construction of a portfolio of road projects and transport systems as endorsed by His Highness during a recent visit to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the contract for Upgrading Parallel Roads at Business Bay Project has been awarded.

The project, which cost AED 335 million is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, highlighting the project saying, "It comprises the construction of a 295 meter-long bridge at the junction of Al Meydan Street and Al Sa'ada Street, and another 240 meter-long bridge of three lanes in each direction".

"It also includes the construction of three underpasses; the first is intended to provide leftward turns from Al Sa'ada St. in the direction of Al Meydan St. comprising two lanes, 420 metres in length and 13 meters in width in a bid to ease snarls during peak times resulting from the overlapping of traffic movement. The second underpass would be at Al Sa'ada Street; comprising two lanes in each direction, and measuring 535 meters in length, and 21 meters in width. The third underpass is designated for the crossing of horses at Godolphin Stables area, measuring 340 meters in length, and 10 meters in width," explained Al Tayer.

"The project also includes road works spanning four kilometres with lanes ranging from three to four in each direction, in addition to service roads in most areas of the project. Works also include upgrading and shifting utility lines in the area as well as street lighting and directional signage. RTA has completed more than 31 per cent of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project in the Godolphin area, and the two bridge crossings over the Dubai Water Canal are expected to be completed by end of this August. All project works are set for completion in the last quarter of 2017," according to him.

"The project, which costs about AED 578 million encompasses the construction of a 3.5 km-long bridge comprising three lanes in each direction crossing over the Dubai Water Canal. The number of lanes increases to five in each direction above Godolphin Stables and Al Meydan Street up to Al Quoz Industrial Area. It also includes upgrading the existing junction of Al Meydan Street and Al Khail Street where flyovers would be constructed to provide left turns and ease the snarl in the junction during peak hours. The project also includes the construction of a two-lane ramp serving the traffic inbound from Al Khail Road in the direction of Sharjah to Al Asayel Road up to the junction with Oud Metha Road. It also includes providing entry & exit points for Meydan Development Project, upgrading & shifting utility lines in the area, in addition to lighting and signage works," he continued.

"The Parallel Roads Project is one of the vital projects currently undertaken by RTA to ease the congestion of the Sheikh Zayed Road. This traffic corridor, which comprises three lanes in each direction, extends 108 kilometres from the Sheikh Rashid Road in the north up to the entrance of Abu Dhabi Emirate. The project covers the construction of bridges and at-grade junctions at the intersections of parallel roads with the crossing roads extending 42 km. The entire project constitutes a traffic hub supporting the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, and upon completion of all phases, it would ease the traffic movement in the area parallel to the Sheikh Zayed Road to the East," added Al Tayer.

"RTA had completed several phases of the eastern and western parallel roads project highlighted by part of Oud Metha St. extending 5 km up to the Business Bay, part of Al Meydan St. extending 12 km up to Hessa St., part of Hessa St. extending 7 km up Qarn Al Sabkha, and part of Al Yalayis St. extending 11 km up to Al Maktoum International Airport," he noted. – Emirates News Agency, WAM – http://www.wam.ae/en/news/economics/1395295443517.html



Nahyan bin Mubarak opens "Walk For Life" fundraising event

ABU DHABI, 15th May, 2016 (WAM) - Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, opened the "Walk For Life", an annual charity event organised by SmallWorld to help raise awareness and funds for children who are less fortunate, at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi tonight.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, ambassadors of the United States, Canada and Colombia attended the charity event.

Sheikh Nahyan said healthcare and education for children are among the top priorities of the UAE leadership which established world class health and education facilities that made it an international model for healthcare services and a regional beacon for quality education.

He commended efforts being made by SmallWorld for generating awareness about child related issues around the world and raising funds in support of healthcare and education services for underprivileged children.

Founded by Mrs. Salam Hamzeh Ghaith, SmallWorld is an annual fundraising event that brings people together, residing in the UAE, from various ethnic backgrounds.

SmallWorld is committed to lending a helping hand to those who are less fortunate, from different parts of the globe, specifically, children.

This event hosts an International Night that embraces different cultural backgrounds, and grants the participants the chance to present their national food, costumes, local dances and traditional music. The aim of this festive event is to raise funds to support charity based institutions. – Emirates News Agency, WAM –

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395295467981.html

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