China State wins $67m contract to link Bollywood and Legoland resorts site

The regional unit of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has won a US$67 million contract to build access roads to the forthcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts site.

The contract from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will involve the construction of two new ramps to provide access to the site from Sheikh Zayed Road as well as at-grade intersections from the link road between Sheikh Zayed Road and Mohammed bin Rashid Road.

The work will take about 14 months to complete and will be carried out by the company’s civil and infrastructure arm.


It will provide all signage, lighting, pavement markings, drainage and landscaping, as well as diverting existing services.

The project’s main consultant is Parsons.

CSCEC Middle East is already carrying out phase two of the Dubai Canal project for the RTA under a Dh384m contract. This involves the construction of new bridges across Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road to allow yachts to pass underneath. It will be completed by the end of next year.

“The award of this project is proof of the company’s good reputation as well as its capacity to win trust from the client, and it marks the company’s solid foundation in the infrastructure market in the UAE,” CSCEC said.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to open in October 2016. The Dh10.8 billion resort will contain three separate theme parks and one water park, including the first Legoland theme park in the Middle East, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Motiongate Dubai.

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