Nakheel begins reclamation of Mina Rashid
Dubai, July 17, 2008
UAE’s developer Nakheel has begun reclamation work for the Dh2.2 billion ($599 million) Mina Rashid project.
The work include the construction of a breakwater and shore protection. A total of approximately 86m metres cube of sand will be dredged, reclaiming 540 hectares of new land.
Nakheel design and planning managing director Abdulrahman Kalantar made a call to the Seaway, a Boskalis trailer suction hopper dredger vessel, to initiate the reclamation work.
Representatives from joint venture Dredging International – Boskalis Westminster Middle East, who are responsible for the reclamation, were present.
The redevelopment of Mina Rashid will build on the culture and heritage of the original port and will be a tribute to the memory of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the father of modern-day Dubai.
The project will provide a balance of residential, office and commercial development within an urban waterfront environment. It will have 17.5 km of waterfront promenade and the projected population will be 225,000 people.
Mina Rashid will have a host of public transport options including an internal mass transit and water taxi system that will provide links to the Dubai Metro, Dubai Maritime City and Palm Deira. – Trade Arabia News Service
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