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Dubai's Emaar Properties pauses construction of downtown Dubai tower - spokesman

The spokesman, calling the stoppage a "temporary pause", did not say when construction would resume or be completed

A logo of Dubai's Emaar Properties is seen at an under-construction building in Dubai, UAE, March 3, 2016. Image for illustrative purposes.

A logo of Dubai's Emaar Properties is seen at an under-construction building in Dubai, UAE, March 3, 2016. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

DUBAI- Dubai's largest listed developer Emaar Properties has suspended construction of a 77-storey residential tower in the Downtown Dubai area near the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, a spokesman said on Tuesday. "In light of the current situation, delays in operations outside of our control have impacted construction on the project," the spokesman said in response to a Reuters query.

The spokesman, calling the stoppage a "temporary pause", did not say when construction would resume or be completed.

($1 = 3.6728 UAE dirham)

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh, additional reporting by Alexander Cornwell, writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) ((Alexander.Cornwell@thomsonreuters.com;))