Chinese win phase II contract for Dubai Water Canal

Dubai’s Roads &Transport Authority (RTA) today announced it has approved the award of the contract for the second phase of the Dubai Water Canal project including bridges across the canal on Al Wasl and Jumeirah roads.

The AED 384m ($100m) contract has been won by China State Corporation.

The Dubai Water Canal is one of the largest new infrastructure projects being implemented in the emirate. It will link Dubai Creek and the Gulf and pass through Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Park and Jumeirah 2. It will enter the Gulf near the southern part of the Jumeirah Creek park

The first phase involves building a bridge for the Sheikh Zayed road to pass over the canal. Both phases are to be completed in the final quarter of 2016.

The bridges over Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads will allow the passage of 8.5 meters-high yachts. There will be an integrated, multi-tier interchange providing a traffic link between Al Wasl, Al Hadiqa and Al Athar roads. The project also includes the construction of a bridge leading to a new peninsula to be built on the coast to the south of Jumeirah Park.

Phase one, which costs about AED 500 million ($150m), includes the construction of an eight-lane bridge for Sheikh Zayed road.