Dubai’s Fruits and Vegetables market expansion project on track
The project is being built at nearly $136m (AED500m) and is an important step for the municipality to upgrade its services
Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality inspected the Fruits and Vegetables market expansion project in Warsan.
The assistants to the director general, directors of departments, officials, engineers, project owners and executing companies for the development project were also present on the occasion.
The project has been termed as an important one by the authority which is being built at nearly $136m (AED500m) and is an important step for the municipality to upgrade its services.
He added that the project comes in line with the growing needs of such activities, which have witnessed a great development during the past period and are expected to expand based on the growth of the boom witnessed in Dubai.
“This project is one of the achievements of Dubai Municipality in accelerating the realisation of future visions for the development of economic activities in general and the market in particular,” he said.
The new facility will feature more space for loading and unloading of goods, in addition to increasing parking lots for trucks and providing services for them.
Khalid Mohammed Sharif is the assistant director general of Dubai Municipality’s Environment, Health and Safety Control Sector, he is also the chairman of the Market Development Committee. Sharif said: “We will also ensure hygienic environment suitable for the display and distribution of goods, as well as the development of the mechanism of activities in the market and the provision of specific pathways for trolleys, bicycles and pedestrians as well as the separation of the tracks of trucks and other vehicles, and organised the sorting of vegetables and fruits according to their different varieties, in addition to providing the mechanism of collection and transfer of waste,” he said.
He pointed out that the current market, located on a total area of about 990,330 m2, is one of the largest markets in the country and is a major destination for all types of vegetables and fruits.
The two existing wholesale yards are being expanded by 50% with each yard having a total area of 31,168 m2.
Electrical points are provided in each wholesale and retail buildings and truck waiting areas in order to charge the trucks with power instead of fuel to ensure the continued operation of refrigerators in trucks.