Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inspected the progress of work on the Dubai Water Canal linking the Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf in a 3-kilometre route passing through the heart of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed inspected the excavation works completed so far and bridges constructed on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road, and Jumeirah Road. The project completion rate has so far reached 61 per cent.
Upon arrival at the project site near Al Safa Park, Sheikh Mohammed was received by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Mattar Al Tayer; Chairman of Meydan Group Saeed Humaid Al Tayer; and a number of directors and engineers.
At the start of the tour, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Al Tayer on the progress of the project which included the completion of the construction of the northern bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. The bridge, which extends one kilometre, comprises eight lanes. Construction works for the southern bridge in the direction from Dubai to Abu Dhabi will commence in a few days after diverting traffic to the northern bridge in order to make way for the remaining excavation works of the canal underneath the bridges on Sheikh Zayed Road.