According to contractors, the Water Canal stops’ new designs together with a series of other transport projects as revealed by the Dubai Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) is another sign that the local market keeps on offering new opportunities in spite of adversities somewhere else in the region.
A progression of construction projects being taken on by the RTA incorporate the new Shindagha Crossing, the Dubai Water Canal new dock zones, new trades for the Jewel of the Creek venture and the expansion of Burj Khalifa metro station to help boost its volume of passengers. The projects likewise highlight plans for the city’s transport, which includes a traffic management plan that will incorporate the establishment of 36 additional bridges to help ease the flow of traffic.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Middle East, a Canadian building consultancy’s head of rail Mr. Brendan Young, stated that there are tenders that have been issued looking for consultancies to deal with parts of transport in Dubai. One of them is an upgrade to the master plan of Dubai rail first distributed 4 years ago.
He said that the upgrade was required to check changes that have occurred in the city since, such as improvement around Al Maktoum International Airport, Mohammed bin Rashid City and the site of Dubai Parks and Resorts. It additionally needs to account new advancements, for example, computerized vehicles like rapid transportation, particularly in light of Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid’s declaration that 25 percent of all trips ought to be made by means of smart and driverless vehicles by 2020.
Mr. Young said that the Dubai Road and Transport Authority is looking beyond 2020 to ensure that the public’s transport system is the best.
A tender has been opened for consultants to plan another strategy on travel demand management for Dubai, and a tender to make a master plan for a bus rapid transport system.
Mr Young said that projects in transportation sector were keeping contractors in UAE busy, particularly as business sectors, for example, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are presently much silent than they were before the decrease in oil costs.
“The UAE market gives off an impression of being entirely solid, especially in Dubai,” said Mr Young. “On the off chance that you converse with contractors in Dubai like HLG, Dutco Balfour Beatty, or Khansaheb they’ve all got full request books this 2016 and more next year. Some are not even bidding as they have a lot of work.”
On Thursday, a report appointed by The Big 5 construction trade show in Dubai from economic analyst BNC expressed that there are more than 3,700 projects over Dubai with a joined estimation of more than US$400 billion.
“A developing populace, the tourism industry, strategic government ventures like the Dubai Plan 2021 and the Dubai Expo 2020 are fuelling UAE’s construction industry,” according to Big 5 event director, Josine Heijmans.
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