Dubai Launches Groundbreaking $22bn Sewerage System Plan for Century-Long Service
An Advanced and Sustainable Infrastructure
Dubai has greenlit an ambitious $21.8bn sewerage system plan that’s set to provide service for the next century. This landmark municipal project aims to establish one of the world’s foremost sustainable infrastructures, a joint effort by the Government and private sectors. An anticipated outcome of this grand project is a significant reduction of carbon emissions by 25%.
Endorsing the Dubai Economic Agenda D33
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, championed several transformative projects to buttress the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. Emphasizing the importance of forward-thinking and preparation, Sheikh Hamdan highlighted these elements as vital to the sustainable development strategy enacted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Bringing to Life the Centennial Sewerage System
Dubai’s centennial sewerage system, approved by the Executive Council, is a pioneering municipal project for the city. With an impressive AED80bn ($21.8bn) investment, the sewerage system aims to reduce carbon emissions in the sector by 25%, endorse circular economy principles, and contribute to the city’s development and global competitiveness relating to quality of life. By partnering with the private sector, the government aims to ensure the project’s success and bolster the city’s readiness for the future.
Collaboration with the Private Sector
Sheikh Hamdan encouraged the Municipality to engage private sector companies to contribute to the implementation of the sewage system, recognizing their crucial role in the development of Dubai’s infrastructure. He also emphasized the significance of supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of emerging projects, as reflected by the ongoing support of SMEs by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Leading Dubai Towards a Sustainable Future
The new sewerage system approval puts Dubai on the map as one of the most advanced and sustainable global cities. It aligns with the Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the city’s sustainable development goals by improving operational efficiencies and extending the system’s lifespan from 25 to 100 years. Strategic tunnel projects at Jebel Ali and Warsan stations are part of this initiative. This project also aims to consolidate the number of main wastewater treatment plants from 20 to two, main pumping stations from 13 to two, and sub-pumping stations from 110 to fewer than 20 in urban areas. Further, treatment plants will be transformed into clean facilities, maximizing recycled water.
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