Dubai builds resilience into long-term projects


By K. Raveendran, Special to Gulf News

China has stunned the world with its infrastructure development. The tallest buildings, longest bridges and subways, fastest trains and highways that appear to hang in the sky have all drawn admiration and envy from around the world.

The gigantic effort to create the most expansive urban infrastructure of our times has also had its dark side, with critics likening the build-up to a sarcophagus of steel and concrete for entombing its newly-found wealth.

A series of accidents and crashes have further put a question mark on the quality of work and planning that has gone into these monuments of modern engineering. More info