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Arabian Canal mega-project gathers pace in Dubai

Work on the first package of the £6.4bn, 75km Arabian Canal, the largest project currently taking place in Dubai, began late last month.
The scheme, to create a man-made waterway at the western end of the Emirate is expected to be complete by 2012. The first package covers excavation of 200M.m3 of earth over a 9km length of canal between 500m and 700m wide.

Contractor Tristar has 300 vehicles on site and this is expected to double by the end of the month. Consultant Mott MacDonald has provided geotechnical advice on the first phase of the project.

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