The completion rate of the water reservoir project implemented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority “DEWA” in the Hatta region has reached 36.25% of the total project, compared to the 32.6% targeted according to the approved project plan.
The project has a capacity of 30 million gallons, at a cost of approximately 86 million dirhams. The project started on April 7, 2021 and is expected to be completed in April next year.
two water tanks
The project includes the construction of two tanks with a storage capacity of 30 million gallons of desalinated water, the construction of supporting buildings: (a substation building, an operating building, a building for supplies, a building for storing chemicals, a building for the formation of chlorine dioxide) and the extension of inlet and outlet pipes.
The structural foundation works for all buildings and tanks are 100% complete, while the above-ground works are 27% complete and 35% of the pipes have been laid.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, who inspected the progress of the water reservoir project, said: “We seek to achieve the comprehensive development plan for the Hatta region, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, consolidates the foundations of sustainable development for this region and Dubai’s leading position in the region, as an example of the efficiency and effectiveness of electricity and water network infrastructure in a way that meets the current and future requirements for all aspects of developments in the emirate. “
He added: “We also support Dubai’s comprehensive vision for water resource sustainability in the framework of the Dubai 2030 Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy, which focuses on improving water resources and using the latest technologies and innovative solutions.”
He pointed out that the authority’s production capacity is currently 490 million gallons of desalinated water per day, at a time when the authority is also implementing the hydropower plant in the “Hatta region”, which is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region. , with investments estimated at one billion and 421 million dirhams, to reach the station’s production capacity of 250 megawatts with a storage capacity of 1500 megawatts hours. Al Tayer continued: “The project comes as part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the storage capacity of the Emirate of Dubai to reach 7.212 million gallons in 2025 compared to the current capacity of 822 million gallons, at a time when the Authority is working to improve efficiency and the reliability of water networks and increasing the volume of water flow to meet growth The accelerating demand for water in different regions of Dubai and the increase in the water reserve in Dubai, which helps to promote the process of sustainable development. “
Al Tayer stated that the authority is currently working on the implementation of two other groundbreaking projects in Hatta, namely the Dubai Mountain Summit and the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls.
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