Dome was selected by the Coastal Zone and Waterways Management
Section of Dubai Municipality in 2008 to install, maintain, and collect data from this sophisticated equipment.
In addition to addressing road and rail access problems, regional planners will need to look for ways to improve waterways management
According to Alya Al Harmoudi, head of Coastal Zone and Waterways Management
Section at the Environment Department, the new system has started functioning recently and the primary data and images, that have been collected so far, were "highly accurate and exceeded our expectations."
On completion, it will allow around 400 dhows of different sizes to berth at a time with a capacity to handle 1.7 million tonnes of cargo per year, said Ibrahim Mohammed Juma, the head of Coastal Engineering Unit at the Coastal Zone and Waterways Management
Section of the municipality's Environment Department.
The public open beaches have witnessed a significant increase in the number of visitors since last month, especially during the weekends, engineer Alya Abdul Rahim Al Harmoudi, Head of Coastal Zone and Waterways Management
Section in the Municipality, said.
The Coastal Zone and Waterways Management
Section at the Environment Department of the municipality has now reopened the slipway allowing owners and users of private boats, yachts and jet skis to use it as an access point to go to the open sea.
"I have not issued any ban because there are surfers already there, we know they are there," said Alia Al Harmoudi, head of the coastal zone and waterways management
section at the environment department of Dubai Municipality.
* Office of Waterways Management
Policy and Planning
Summary: Abu Dhabi - The Maritime Sector in the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi and its strategic partner, the Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA) has announced plans to introduce new policy reforms for Abu Dhabi waterways management