MCI begins work on green building in Maritime City
Company executives at Amwaj Tower site. (SUPPLIED)
By Staff Writer on 10/15/2009
The construction of Amwaj Towers, the first green building in Dubai Maritime City, has begun with the launch of piling work by Torque.
The Dh391 million commercial project, which is being developed by Mena Capital Investment (MCI) on a total built up area of 40,000 sq m, is expected to be ready by 2012.
Meecon has been appointed to handle the project and construction management.
Aslam Ahmed Karsaz, Director of MCI, said: "We are the first to start construction work in Dubai Maritime City and ours is the only fully commercial tower."
It will also be the only building in the Middle East to be equipped with Philips Heart Start on site defibrillator so that in an emergency, patients who get heart attack could be given the necessary life saving first aid without any delay, said Karsaz.
It will also be the first skyscraper in the region with fire chute escape, which can withstand heat up to 180C," he added.
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