Dubai’s $8.17 billion (AED30 billion) Desert Rose, a smart satellite city, is at detailed design stage, according to a senior Dubai Municipality official.
The project aims to develop a sustainable city for emiratis, adopting the three principles of a sustainable development – environment, economy, and socio-cultural. It’s part of the government’s major initiative to achieve sustainable developments by 2020.
“The masterplan is the same and has been approved,” said Daoud Al Hajri, assistant director general for engineering at Dubai Municipality.
“Currently, the consultant is working on the detailed design which will be take one year to complete,” he added.
The city, which will house 160,000 people, will have one metro station, and is likely to include a tram system for internal transportation. It will have resources to provide over 40,000 cubic metres of potable water and will produce 200 megawatts of power using solar panels. More info
By Paraq deulgaonkar www.arabianbusiness.com