Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said yesterday that it has achieved significant progress in supplying, extending and launching major water transmission networks with a total length of 25km across various areas in Dubai.
This is in line with Dubai Plan 2021, which sets a roadmap of growth through ambitious development initiatives that integrate economic development, sustainability and building a reliable infrastructure that can meet various requirements.
"Led by its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, DEWA is providing the best services and adopts the latest international practices to achieve the highest satisfaction and happiness of people. Through this project, DEWA aims to raise the efficiency of production and operations, and increase water flow to meet the growing demand for water in various areas of Dubai and support the sustainable development of the Emirate," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"The project includes the extension of glass reinforced (GRE) main water pipelines of different diameters, in addition to remote monitoring and control systems. Over 33 per cent of the total length at over 8.3 km has been accomplished already. The total cost of the project is Dh 170 million. The project also includes 17 sites for connections between major transmission lines to increase the quantity of water flow and to ensure the continuity of water supply to support current and future projects, thus enhancing efficiency," he added.
"The project implementation has commenced in accordance with the planned schedule and we expect to finish it by January 2016," concluded Al Tayer.