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FEWA water projects worth $81.6mn underway

The projects will meet the purposes of the housing projects in these areas, besides serving the residential, commercial and industrial needs.

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The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) is implementing several water projects in the northern areas during 2017 at a total cost of Dhs300mn ($81.6mn), according to Mohammed Saleh, Director General of FEWA.

The projects will meet the purposes of the housing projects in these areas, besides serving the residential, commercial and industrial needs.

The projects include the construction and extension of the water pipeline from Al Hamra to Batin Al Sammar area, at a cost of Dhs13 million. The project is expected to be completed by the second half of 2017.

It is planned to serve all new housing projects in Batin Al Sammar and the new Al Refa’a area.

It also includes enhancing efficiency of the water supply in Sheikh Khalifa City in Southern Dhait, with extension of water distribution networks in Al Rafa’a area on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road for about 20 km, at an estimated cost of Dhs8 million.

This is to provide water for the houses, as it is scheduled to reach 1,000 houses in the first phase.

He added that the projects include extension of water distribution networks in different regions in Batin Al Sammar area by 12km in the first phase at an estimated cost of Dhs4 million to connect the water supply to citizens’ houses implemented as part of various housing programmes.

The projects further include extension of water networks at a cost of Dhs7 million from the lift station in the Ghail area to the high reservoir and the housing expansions in the City of Mohammed Bin Zayed.

Saleh said, “FEWA is in the process of tendering construction of four water reservoirs with a capacity of 10 million gallons per tank, at an estimated cost of Dhs120 million, at the new distribution centre in Ras Al Khaimah in Al Khuraijah area to store the water needs of Ras Al Khaimah. The project’s tendering is expected to commence in 2017.”

The authority is implementing water distribution projects in the areas of Wadi Sh’am, with approximately 40km, at a total cost of Dhs35 million.

Furthermore, the area of Dibba has projects including the construction of water lines 800 mm for 18 km with an estimated cost of Dhs60 million.

It starts from the old distribution centre in Dibba to the new distribution centre near the cement plant.

The authority will establish two water reservoirs of 10, 5 million gallons at an estimated cost of Dhs30 million in the old and new distribution centres in Dibba.

Saleh also pointed out that construction was underway of a pumping station at Dibba’s distribution centre at an estimated cost of Dhs25 million to pump water to the new distribution centre in Dibba. It is expected to be completed in 52 weeks.

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