Emaar Middle East Makes Rapid Progress 
on Abraj Al Hilal Towers in Jeddah Gate

JEDDAH - Emaar Middle East, has achieved an impressive eight day cycle per floor in the construction of Abraj Al Hilal, the residential towers in Jeddah Gate, said a Press release on Sunday.

At the current rate, one floor is added every eight days, marking the rapid progress in the construction of the residential tower, and recording one of the best construction progress reports in the Kingdom.

As of January 2009, more than 24 per cent work has been completed with over 800 professionals and skilled workers employed on site, and several Saudi Arabian contractors and consultants working on the project.

On an average 7,000 man hours are being used daily on the construction of the prestigious project for on-schedule hand-over of homes in 2010. Infrastructure work is almost half-complete with storm water networks, roads, drinking and irrigation water lines, power network and telecom connectivity progressing.

Studies for final connection to the sewage network are underway.

Alaa Abdullah Saed, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Middle East, said: “The eight-day cycle achieved on the construction of Abraj Al Hilal is a landmark for Emaar Middle East and one of the best construction progress reports in the Kingdom. We are committed to develop Jeddah Gate to the highest standards, and are implementing world-best practices. This has helped us achieve time and resource use efficiency apart from enabling on-schedule delivery of homes.”

· business@khaleejtimes.com

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