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2.3 Million Tons Of Rock Line Canal Banks For Al Nujoom Island Project

Sharjah, UAE, September 04, 2008: Al Hanoo Holdings, real estate developer in the Middle East, has used more than 2.3 million tons of rock to line the banks of the water canals of Al Nujoom Islands project in Sharjah. The first phase of the waterfront development, the largest of its kind in the emirate, began two years ago and is now nearing completion, with 95 per cent of the digging for the project’s water canals complete.

Al Hanoo Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahid Al Shakrah, said: "The lining of the canal banks is a complicated process, as these canals are the main base for the project’s waterfront infrastructures, especially those related to marinas, tide breakers and some of the island connectors."

Al Hanoo Holdings has made several development procedures on the master plan of the water canals. These canals allow water to circulate in a record period, above the standard international average. The company has also managed to extend the 3 km long waterfront into a 35 km long waterfront.

The Al Nujoom Islands project is being developed in three stages. The first stage, which consists of five sections, is equivalent to 20 per cent of the total project area of 60 million square feet. All development works are expected to complete by the end of the third stage in 2010.

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