Dubai’s prestigious Deep Tunnel project to drain rainwater in the Airport City and Expo 2020 areas will be ready by September next year, a month before the World Expo 2020 kicks off.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, explained: “This is the first of its kind project in the Middle East and one of the most prominent specialised tunnels in the world, with a cost of AED2.5 billion.”
He added that the site works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a total of four million man hours spent so far. Moreover, national engineers are working in international camps to gain more experience in such mega projects. Two giant drilling machines are being utilised too, which are the largest in the Middle East region.
The project will have a major impact in developing the infrastructure for rainwater or groundwater drainage for the Al Maktoum City area in general, and the Expo area and the Airport City in particular, and will remain in service for a century.