Area approved for projects in 2017 increased by 71% compared to previous year
Dubai Municipality has said that until the end of December 2017, it had approved 10 million square metres as areas for large construction projects across the emirate, with a floor space of 11 million square metres distributed across various categories, such as residences, offices, public services, tourist and other public areas.
According to a WAM report, Dawoud Al Hajiri, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for Engineering and Planning Sector, said that the Municipality approves the masterplans for major projects, in line with the planning standards that ensure the sustainability of urban development in Dubai.
“This is in line with the requirements of service providers to ensure the provision of infrastructure services within the international quality standards to make society happy and to achieve a happy and sustainable city,” he explained.
Al Hajiri added that the Municipality had approved seven major development areas, and prepared 13 planning studies to rehabilitate and re-plan areas of Dubai, during 2017. He said that these were aimed at providing better services, increased public and recreational facilities, and improving the walking capacities of residents in these areas.
He added that the area approved for projects in 2017 increased by 71% over the previous year, while the floor space of the approved urban projects increased by more than 73%.