Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has made significant progress on its pipeline projects running 25 km across various parts of the emirate.
The project involves the extension of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines, and remote control and monitoring systems. Approximately 23.4 km (around 93 per cent of the project) has been implemented to date, said a statement from the Dubai utility.
This maintains Dubai's position as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism, to provide a reliable infrastructure to meet the different requirements for development, and Dewa’s strategy to enhance the efficiency and reliability of water networks to meet the increasing growth of demand and water flow all over Dubai, it stated.
"Dewa strives to increase production and operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water to meet the rapid growth and demand for water in several parts of Dubai, thus, contributing to the process of sustainable development," remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO.
The project includes 17 sites to connect the main transmission pipelines, to increase water flow, ensure the continuity of water access, and raise the pressure in the network to support existing and future projects in those areas, thereby contributing to the efficiency of the network, he noted.
The project is expected to be complete by October 2018," added Al Tayer.