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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 4:00 AM
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Metro rail link for visitors to Burj Dubai
Gulf news: 09/27/2006 12:00 AM

Dubai: Emaar will finance a Metro station near the Burj Dubai, which will be the world's tallest building on completion.

"It is the first public-private sector agreement for the Dubai Metro project and many more will follow," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Emaar will spend Dh100 million on the construction of the station, which will be designed and constructed by RTA.

A corridor will link the station at Shaikh Zayed Road with Burj Dubai and its surrounding areas.

Al Tayer said the RTA recently signed an agreement with the Department of Civil Aviation for the construction of two stations in front of Terminals 1 and 3 of Dubai International Airport.

"[The] agreement comes in line with the RTA's policy to involve private sector in the RTA's projects," Al Tayer said. He said the station would serve the Burj Dubai community, including the largest shopping centre in the world.

Ahmad Thani Al Matroushi, Managing Director of Emaar, said: "We will provide all possible support to RTA in implementing its project to meet the transportation needs of Dubai."
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