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Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has issued Resolution No (1) of 2014 regulating the tramway system in Dubai as per the best international practices in operation, quality and safety in order to provide citizens with a safe and convenient means of transportation.
Announced in the heady days of 2008, the Al Sufouh Tram project was a casualty of the downturn and the project gathered dust for two years. But the ambitious public transit system has rebounded and the first trams will start rolling next year.
Motorists in the Marina development will have to wait until the second half of next year for an end to the roadworks. The road and tram line between Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and the Marina has been under construction for three years, forcing residents to drive on a temporary road outside the 40-storey-plus towers.
Dubai’s long awaited Al Sufouh tram will meet its deadline of November 2014, according to the main contractor. The consortium of firms working on the project said they have now received outstanding payments from 2009, after the government secured a $675m financing deal for the project’s first phase.
Dubai’s transport agency has no plans to push back the completion date for the city’s Al Sufouh tram, despite a construction slowdown on the project caused by funding woes, an official said. The 14km tram has seen building work slow after the emirate’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA’s) struggled to meet the project’s payment schedule.
Dubai’s long-awaited Al Sufouh tram project could see its launch date delayed further as liquidity woes continue to slow construction, Arabian Business has learned. The consortium of firms behind the 14km tram scaled back work in the wake of the global crisis as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) struggled to meet its payments.
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