The General Projects Department of Dubai Municipality has announced that 92% of the work on the Dubai Truck Market has been completed and the finishing works have already started and progressing smoothly. The AED 72.2mn project is expected to be completed by August 2014 complying with 100% green building rules.
Eng. Abdullah Rafia, assistant director general of DM accompanied by senior officials from general projects department have paid a visit to the market to confirm the smooth progress of the project.
Raifa said that the market, which will specialise in businesses related to trucks and their spare parts, will contribute to stimulating the national economy and will save time and effort for both customers and dealers as the market will provide new services to the community and businesses in this field.
He stated that the market, located in Al Ruwayyah and spanning an area of 421,000 square metres, will include 88 showrooms for trucks, 60 showrooms for spare parts and an advanced service facility that will cater to the needs of businesses, showrooms and customers.
The market has various advantages by providing traders with a single location that offers comprehensive services, such as vehicle testing, financing services, insurance and auctions. Lootah pointed out that these advantages make the market a competitive one at the local, regional and global level.
The market will also regulate the trade of trucks and spare parts of second-hand heavy vehicles through the implementation of regulations in the complex, the supervision of the specialised authorities of showrooms, and facilitating the arrival of traders from abroad to encourage the export of trucks and heavy equipment.
‘The Dubai Truck Market will also help with improving the aesthetics of the city by curbing the sale of trucks and spare parts on the roadside,’ he added.