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| 12 February, 2018

Dubai approves 10m sq m construction space

Municipality approved 7 major development projects and prepared 13 planning studies to rehabilitate and re-plan some areas, says official

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Labourers work at a construction area in Dubai .

Image used for illustrative purpose. Labourers work at a construction area in Dubai .

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Dubai Municipality has, until the end of December last year, approved about 10 million sq m as the areas of large construction projects in the emirate with a floor space of 11 million sq m distributed across the various categories such as residential, offices, public services, residential / commercial, tourist, and open areas, a media report said.

The Municipality approves master plans for major projects in line with the planning standards that ensure the sustainability of urban development in Dubai, Dawoud Al Hajiri, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for Engineering and Planning Sector, was quoted as saying in a Wam report.

"This is in line with the requirements of service providers to ensure the provision of infrastructure services within the international quality standards to make society happy and to achieve a happy and sustainable city," he said.

Al Hajiri said that during the year 2017, the Municipality approved seven major development projects and prepared 13 planning studies to rehabilitate and re-plan some areas in Dubai, aimed at providing better services, increasing public and recreational facilities and improving the walking capability of residents of these areas, all part of a journey to achieve the happiness of citizens and residents in the Emirate of Dubai.

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He said that the area approved for projects during 2017 increased by 71 per cent over the previous year and the floor space of the approved urban projects increased by more than 73 per cent.

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