Water has now been released into the Dubai Canal as part of a testing process.

Over the next several weeks, more water will be released throughout the full 3.2-kilometre stretch of canal. The canal is expected to be full in mid-November.

The project is “on track”, according to Laila Taher Faridoon, Executive Director at the office of Mattar Al Tayer, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Director General and Chairman of the Board.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the Dubai International Projects Management Forum (DIPMF) on Monday at Madinat Jumeirah, Faridoon said that the canal – as is the case with other projects being undertaken in the emirate – is proceeding as planned. More info and photos

By Bernd Debusmann Jr. (Chief Reporter)/Dubai

Source: khaleejtimes.com