Posted by Bob Brunskill
Property development company Rakeen has announced the completion of 80 per cent of infrastructure work on Al Marjan Island – a man-made island in Ras Al Khaimah.
The firm also confirmed that the island's infrastructure is on track for completion by 2012, adding that services such as potable water system, irrigation system, storm water system, rising main system and vacuum system will be ready by the time the first development projects on the island are completed.
"As we enter the final stretch of construction work, there has been a growing excitement among future residents of Al Marjan Island as various sections of the prestigious development now begin to take shape," said Rakeen's technical director Yahia Kambris.
The US$1.8 billion Al Marjan Island consists of five man-made coral-shaped islands, covering over 2.7 million square metres and extending up to four kilometres into the Arabian Gulf.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed this week that Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramics manufacturer, has been awarded the contract for the Dubai International Airport (DIA) phase two expansion project, which includes a terminal for the Airbus A380 fleet.