His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved AED1.3bn for the implementation of the first stage of the rainwater and groundwater drainage project for the Al Maktoum Airport area, the Expo 2020 area and the nearby urban complexes covering 400sqkm.

Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said that the approval of the project confirms the keenness of the government to provide all the requirements of the city of projects that serve the vision and mission of the emirate’s ambitious future to maintain its status as a global destination with all modern components of a global city.

Lootah reiterated that he and his Dubai Municipality team are keen to meet all the needs of the society in accordance with the strategic mission and vision of the Government of Dubai and to implement these projects in accordance with the finest and best international standards adopted in this field.

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