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Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dhs6.6bn upcoming environmental sustainability projects in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dhs6.6bn upcoming environmental sustainability projects in Dubai

It includes the construction of a Dhs4bn Dubai Centre for Waste Processing and a Dhs2bn Green Dubai Park Project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed environmental and sustainability projects by the Dubai Municipality being developed at a cost Dhs6.6bn on Saturday, October 31.

The projects include the Dhs4bn Dubai Centre for Waste Processing which will be built in Warsan. It will reportedly be one of the world’s largest waste processing plants, capable of processing 5,666 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day and 1.9 million tonnes of municipal solid waste per year.

It will also be capable of generating 200 megawatts of energy annually, which can serve the requirements of 135,000 residential units.

It will include a waste weighing unit, 15 reception points, five furnaces, a steam and power generation zone, 10,000 gas processing units, 27 gates and a zone for extracting metal from incinerated waste.

The first phase of this mega project will be completed in 2023, while the entire project will be completed by 2024.

The next project that Sheikh Mohammed reviewed on Saturday was the Dhs2bn Green Dubai Project which envisions the first open garden built along the Al Mamzar Creek.

The Green Dubai Project is slated to be implemented over a four-year period from 2021 to 2024, and will add 8 million square metres of green spaces to the emirate.

The third project which was inspected by Sheikh Mohammed was a Dhs500m project to develop public beaches in Dubai. It will aim to develop one million square metres of beachfront area from Al Mamzar beach to Umm Suqeim 2.

It will be implemented in three phases. The first phase covers 4,250 metres of beachline extending from Al Mamzar Creek beach to Al Mamzar Corniche. During the second phase, 2,150 metres of beachline extending from Jumeirah Beach to Al Shorouq, will be developed, while the third stage involves work on the final 6,015 metres of beachline in Umm Suqeim 1 and 2.

The project is being positioned to revitalise the beachfront and increase swimming areas. It will include dedicated areas for water activities, jogging and cycling tracks.

Another initiative reviewed by the Dubai ruler was a Dhs100m Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary development project, which aims to enhance the sanctuary’s ecosystem and biodiversity.

The project will increase wetlands in the sanctuary by 20 hectares and expand green cover by planting mangrove trees in a 100-hectare area. Service facilities and entertainment amenities will also be built as part of the project.

“The UAE is committed to implementing innovative projects that optimise use of resources and solve critical challenges as part of the country’s strategy to ensure environmental sustainability,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

“A key element in the UAE’s development model, environmental sustainability is reflected in all initiatives and projects launched by gov’t entities, independently or in partnership with the private sector. Sustainability is key to the UAE’s future readiness.”

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