Dubai to get new deep-tunnel sewerage system valued at Dh30b by 2025

The emirate of Dubai is planning to build a new deep-tunnel sewerage system worth AED 30 billion by 2025. This is part of the emirate’s efforts to accommodate any future growth and meet long-term needs for used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal, according to WAM.

The project named the ‘Development of the Century’ is expected to help reduce maintenance costs significantly and meet the high demands of irrigation water required for numerous mega projects that are set to take off in Dubai in the coming years.

Feasibility studies have been completed and finalised for the landmark multi-phase development and construction work is expected to begin in 2019, according to HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality. A consultancy is at present working on the project’s initial design concept, which is to be submitted to Dubai Municipality by February 2018 for review and endorsement by a technical committee at the municipality, he was further quoted as saying. The project will be executed in two phases with the first phase commencing in Deira District and the second in Bur Dubai, as per the news statement.