Dubai Municipality is planning to carry out 21 projects across the emirate worth more than Dh2 billion, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said.
Among the 21 projects is the Dubai Science Future Museum, announced earlier this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which will cost up to Dh970 million. It was announced that the museum will open in 2017 near Emirates Towers area on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammad said at the launch that the museum will serve as an incubator for ideas and designs.
Lootah said that among the other projects the municipality will be working on is a multi-storey parking complex for the Dubai Central Laboratory which will be worth around Dh19 million. In addition, the Jebel Ali Clinic will cost up to Dh18 million.
The Mohammad bin Rashid E-college, also a project among the 14 listed, will be worth approximately Dh320 million and bids for the project have already been looked over. However, technical studies for the project are currently ongoing. Four consultants have applied for this project and the labour court building project which will cost up to Dh133 million currently in the first phase.
Other projects include building accommodation complexes for paramedics working for Dubai Foundation for Ambulance Services which is expected to cost about Dh60 million, in addition to the Public Health Pest control building project with an estimated value of Dh25 million.
He revealed that Dubai Municipality is assessing and analysing 14 projects worth up to Dh1.29 billion currently under process, one of which is the Mohammad bin Rashid Library which will cost around Dh385 million.
A total of 234 accommodations will be built in Deira and Bur Dubai with an estimated value of Dh70 million. The municipality has already received offers from 10 contractors, and bids will be assessed by the municipality next week.
The municipality has been working on projects of its own, including the municipality building which will be opening in Hor Al Anz area, worth Dh85 million, and the expansion plan for Al Twar centre currently in its final stage of design.
There will also be a new municipality building in Al Garhoud area with the same offices and departments to be opened soon, said Lootah. He also added that another multi-storey car pack will be built in Al Garhoud area worth Dh40 million and the municipality office in Hatta worth Dh7 million.
Another Dubai Municipality project is accommodation, currently in its final phase, for municipality employees located in the Dry Docks area with a value of Dh62 million.
Assessments for all projects are still ongoing, with many currently in the initial stages.