Recycled rubber to be used in paving UAE roads: Ministry

Recycled rubber to be used in paving UAE roads: Ministry

Dubai - The new mixture would be used in a federal road in the country starting next week and for a two-month period.



Published: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 1:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 4:26 PM

For the first time in the UAE, a federal road will be paved with 'rubber asphalt' - a concrete material mixed with rubber from recycled tyres - the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has said.
Aisha Al Midfaa, assistant undersecretary for the ministry's planning sector, said the new mixture would be used in a federal road in the country starting next week and for a two-month period. 
"The team will try a mix of asphalt and recycled rubber in paving the road and, based on the result, the same mixture might be used on other infrastructure projects," Al Midfaa said.
For the first time in the UAE, a federal road will be paved with 'rubber asphalt' - a concrete material mixed with rubber from recycled tyres - the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has said.
Aisha Al Midfaa, assistant undersecretary for the ministry's planning sector, said the new mixture would be used in a federal road in the country starting next week and for a two-month period.  

"The team will try a mix of asphalt and recycled rubber in paving the road and, based on the result, the same mixture might be used on other infrastructure projects," Al Midfaa said.

It's a pioneering scheme that falls in line with the ministry's efforts to find eco-friendly solutions and adopt sustainable practices in building infrastructure across the country, she said.

"Using this green technology for environment-friendly roads will result in a decrease in waste, harmful carbon emissions and noise pollution," Al Midfaa said.
The project will be implemented in collaboration with Michelin Rubber Company, she added.

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