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Arabtec awarded $46mn contract work for Expo 2020 Dubai

This is the third major project for the company related to Expo 2020 Dubai

Arabtec Construction has been awarded a contract to complete 29,000 sqm of public spaces at Expo 2020 Dubai, worth $46 million, including building a 5,000 sqm water park, restaurants, utilities and landscaping features.

According to a report from Emirates news agency WAM, the company will start work immediately. Work conducted will be next to Expo 2020’s centrepiece, Al Wasl Plaza, and these public spaces will provide visitors to the Expo with an opportunity to relax, enjoy a meal and take part in activities, the report said.

“As the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, Expo 2020 represents an incredible commercial opportunity for UAE companies,” said Ahmed Al Khatib, chief site delivery officer – Real Estate and Delivery, Expo 2020 Dubai. “By collaborating with industry leaders, we aim to deliver a world-class destination, with public areas that complement the Expo’s immersive visitor experience, while creating a positive economic impact for our nation.”

Hamish Tyrwhitt, group CEO, Arabtec Holding, added: “We are pleased to be awarded our third major project as part of the Expo masterplan. This award further demonstrates our core competency in the infrastructure sector.”

Besides Arabtec Construction, other UAE firms working on the site are Al-Futtaim Construction, Al Naboodah Construction, Besix, Khansaheb and Tristar Engineering. Expo 2020 Dubai is expecting to welcome almost 25 million visitors with 70% of it from outside the UAE, according to reports.

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