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H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum approves 1.3 billion AED contract for Expo 2020 rain and groundwater drainage system 17 September 2017
DUBAI, September, 2017- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved 1.3 billion AED contract for rain and groundwater drainage system for districts around the Al Maktoum International Airport, Expo Dubai 2020 and near urban centers.
 
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said the project underlines the commitment of the Government of Dubai to implement projects that serve its vision for the future, which is to maintain Dubai's standing as a metropolitan city and one of the world's smartest and sustainable cities.
 
''The project will have a second phase, which will bring the total cost to AED 2.5 billion. It entails a deep tunnel network for the collection and disposal of rain and groundwater and represents a long-term solution that will be sufficient for the next 100 years,'' he added.
 
This system has the capacity to treat 6.5 million cubic meters of water per minute and it will cover a total area of 400 square kilometers.