Dubai Municipality undertakes coastal survey

Dubai Municipality is undertaking a survey of the emirate’s coasts with the objective of upgrading existing facilities along the coastline.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  December 30, 2003

Dubai Municipality is undertaking a survey of the emirate’s coasts with the objective of upgrading existing facilities along the coastline. According to Khalid Mohammed Al Zahed, head of the Marine Unit at the General Projects Department, 30% of the survey had already been completed. The survey, which began in August, involves all coastal facilities including the northern breakwaters off Jebel Ali Port and Al Mamzar Lagoon as well as the Dubai Creek. “The survey will enable us to [create] a database of the geographical information systems (GIS) related to the marine works. We will list this information as part of the current GIS database of Dubai Municipality. Later on, this will be made available to the public online,” Al Zahid explained. The facilities that are surveyed include the 6.5km long breakwaters, the 13km long rock reinforcement for the coasts, the 4.7km long supplementary cement walls, a number of small ports and several other small buildings off the coast. Al Zahed noted that the survey would yield vital information on the present status of the facilities.

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