EXCLUSIVE: Contractors submit bids for Dubai Hills road access

14 June 2018
Beijing-based China State is the low bidder with a price of $211m

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has received bids for the contract to build road access to the Dubai Hills development.

The lowest bidder is Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) with a price of AED774m ($211m), about 6 per cent lower than the offer of AED824m submitted by Turkey’s Mapa Gunal.

The other bidders were the local Wade Adams Contracting at AED1.022bn and the local DBB Contracting at AED1.134bn.

The interchange will be built on Umm Suqeim Road between Al-Khail Road and Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and provide access to Dubai Hills, which is being developed by local firms Emaar and Meraas.

The Dubai Hills scheme covers an area of 11 million square metres, and includes gated villa communities, a commercial centre and high-end retail facilities, as well as low-rise and mid-rise residences, hotels and serviced hotel apartments. There will also be schools, clinics, mosques and an 18-hole golf course.

The largest building project at the development is an estimated AED2.8bn shopping mall, the construction contract for which was awarded to Alec in early 2017.

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