Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dubai Maritime City progresses on track

maritime city dubaiThe works on the development and construction of Dubai Maritime City, the first maritime center specially designed to serve the purpose, has been progressing swiftly with the six-lane causeway linking the mega project to Dubai, which is proceeding as scheduled.

In fact, about 50% of the planned industrial zone (managed by JADAF Dubai) in the Maritime City is now complete and has become operational. The landmark received green signal about three months prior to the original Dubai Maritime City development program schedule. The progress in the development of the industrial zone is the latest milestone to be reached in Dubai Maritime City. It is currently physically accessible to traffic through a causeway that is 1.2km long, and has been completed as scheduled, connecting Dubai with the Maritime City.

maritime city dubaiThe Maritime City CEO, Amer Ali, said "We are pleased with the significant progress which has been made by our projects so far. The fact that we have been able to achieve this ahead of schedule is one of our proudest accomplishments so far."

There are numerous other infrastructure developments in the industrial zone that are currently under progress, such as the 3000 tonne ship lift which is operational, the larger 6000 tonne ship lift which is 70% completed. More than half the warehouses and workshops are also operational, and on hundred percent completion, the zone will have the capacity to hold more than 80 vessels.

The establishment of Dubai Maritime City Authority is another significant event for Dubai Maritime City. The Authority was established on the basis of a law passed by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The law established the Dubai Maritime City as an official independent maritime authority and regulatory body in Dubai, with jurisdiction over maritime operations and activities.

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