Works of the projects, which are undertaken at a total estimated cost of Dhs203.86 million, would begin by the end of this year or early next year.
Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the projects include a Dhs10 million project to carry out landscaping of Al Mamzar Interchange and the adjoining streets, a Dhs150 million annex building for Dubai Municipality, a Dhs10 million public library complex at Al Mankhool, the Dhs9.18 million headquarters for Al Nahda Women’s Association in Hatta, and a Dhs8 million Ladies Club for Dubai Municipality’s female staff.
“Works of the landscaping and beautification project for Al Mamzar interchange and adjoining areas will begin soon. It will be completed in nine months,” he said.
Sultan noted that Al Mamzar interchange is regarded as a gateway to Dubai from Sharjah and other northern emirates and enough consideration is given to this point in implementing the beautification project.
“A large number of vehicles pass through this junction every day. In designing the landscape of this area, we have considered the significance of this interchange. Various types of plants including date palms, ground-covers, grass meadows and flowers will be used in the project. Some portions shall be fixed with small and large rocks along with plants suitable for the environment,” he added.
Apart from the interchange, parts of Al Ittihad Road between Al Mulla Plaza and Al Ta’wun interchange and road-sides as well as the median along the roads leading to the interchange would also be planted with small types of plants, green meadows and seasonal flowers. Where there is no underground service cables, large trees would planted, he noted.
The DM annex building project, which includes a large car parking facility for the staff, would be tendered soon, said Mr. Sultan. He added that initially, a two-story building would be built with two basements and ground floor, with the provision of adding a 20-story tower in future.
Basement 1 would offer 283 parking spaces while Basement 2 would have 309 parking lots. The Ground Floor would house a reception and waiting area for customers, offices for Dubai Municipal Council, prayer areas for men and women plus commercial shops. There would be 77 parking lots outside the building.
The first floor would consist of offices for Information Technology Department while the second floor would include offices for the Geographic Information Systems Centre in addition to offices for future use.
The Al Mankhool Library building, which consists of ground and first floors with a total built-up area of 2400 square metres, will include separate main reading halls for male and female visitors, a fully-equipped children’s reading hall, separate reading halls for magazines and periodicals (for male and female visitors), a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 150 persons, administrative office, general services, prayer hall, store, guard room, shaded for children’s games, small garden and a parking lot for 42 cars.
The new library would be located close to the Eid prayer ground in Al Mankhool area and it could serve the highly populated areas of Bur Dubai such as Karama, Satwa, Al Dhiyafa, Al Jafiliya and Al Mankhool.
The Al Nahda Women’s Association building in Hatta, to be built at a total area of 3114 square meters, would include an administrative block, a recreation facility, cultural complex, nursery and kindergarten facilities, and sports complex.
“The facility would give a boost to the association’s activity in Hatta,” said Mr. Sultan.
The Ladies Club would be built alongside the existing DM Staff Club in Al Garhood area. The club would include all recreational facilities such as those for practicing sports, work-outs, yoga and a health club consisting of Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and massage facilities. There will be internet booths and a hall for children equipped with appropriate games.
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