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Diamond Developers will build first sustainable city in Dubai

The community will use solar-powered vehicles for transportation

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 00:00 April 21, 2011
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Diamond Developers yesterday announced that it had put the final touches on plans to develop the first sustainable city in Dubai in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

It will accommodate 2,500 families including a compound of government departments, a university including three faculties and two schools.

"The project also stems from the mounting UAE trend to adopt an urban sustainable approach in its quest to become a world leader in global environmental protection," a company statement said.

Water shortages

The city project is expected to meet the highest standards of sustainability requirements, including optimal use of land. The project will also respond to the population's needs for electric power by harnessing solar energy, and to combat growing water shortages in the region, waste and sewage water will be treated and recycled for irrigation purposes.

The city will also adopt several initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by more than 75 per cent.

Residents can enjoy a sustainable transport system that uses solar-powered vehicles.

Faris Saeed, Chairman of Diamond Developers, said: "The announcement of the launch signifies the culmination of over three years of vigorous efforts to develop the first sustainable city in Dubai.

The development will be instrumental in stamping the UAE's fingerprint on the world map, for the progressive initiative and its meticulous attention to every detail."