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Landslides in Ras Al Khaimah blamed on road structure

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on December 8, 2019 | Last updated on December 8, 2019 at 07.37 pm
Landslides, Ras Al Khaimah, road structure, roads elevation, sand, gravel stones

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The level of roads, where most landslides were reported, is higher than the lands along them.

With landslides becoming a problem in Ras Al Khaimah during recent heavy rains, authorities have looked into the matter and found that these were caused by some roads' elevation.

"The level of roads, where most landslides were reported, is higher than the lands along them," said engineer Ahmad Ban, general manager of Works Institution at the Department of Public Works. "So, when rain hits the emirate, the water on roads goes straight seeping into the sand and gravel stones, he explained, citing their findings from a recent field survey. The sides of the roads are then eroded, eventually leading to landslides. "We have reached efficient solutions to be implemented from 2020," Ban said.

Most of the reported landslides were in Al Dheit, Al Shuhada road, and the area extending between the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Al Saedi road.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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