The installation of fences and gates
around Dubai World Central (DWC), the 140-square kilometre, multi-phase
urban land development centred around what is to become the world’s
largest airport - the DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport - has been
Stretching across a total of 80 kilometres at a cost
of AED 26 million, the fences and gates cover the remaining unfenced
sections of DWC site boundary, all free zone area across Dubai Logistics
City and DWC Aviation City, and the Phase 1 of the airfield.
entire fencing is equivalent to that of securing an area nearly twice
the size of Hong Kong Island – a feat quite remarkable in itself,” said
Abdulla Al Falasi, DWC’s Director of Marketing and Corporate
A total of around 30,000 tonnes of steel and
wires were used throughout the entire area, which took workers some 365
days to finish.
“By this special fencing of the DWC site
boundary, its internal landside and airside fences, and the free zone
area, the way has been paved for a clear delineation and security within
DWC’s major components,” Al Falasi added.
“It also provides for
the necessary security and protection from any possible untoward outside
intrusion as DWC’s construction, particularly that of the DWC-Al Maktoum
International Airport goes full steam ahead.”
infrastructure work within DWC such at the cargo terminal building,
control tower, navigational aids, aprons and taxiways, central utility
complexes (CUC), electrical substation, fuel staging area, fire stations
and police facility are expected to be completed soon.
The first flight in and out of
DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport is expected by end of 2009.
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