Thu 11-01-2018 13:39 PM
DUBAI, 11th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, DM, has made an inspection visit to the Mohammed bin Rashid Library Project and reviewed its work progress.
Lootah emphasised the importance of the project, which is considered as a modern architectural landmark that will be added to the emirate's unique and distinct features. The project, which is supervised by the municipality, is on a total area of about 66,000 square metres in Jaddaf area on Dubai Creek.
He also reviewed the details of the project, the implementation methods at the site, and samples of the main materials used in the project, and also discussed some technical issues.
DM Director-General directed the project team of consultants, contractors and engineers to complete the project within the specified time according to the importance of the project and its vitality.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Library project is unique and distinguished in terms of size and shape. The library has an architectural form like an open book. The project includes a main building which consists of a basement, ground floor and seven floors containing a central warehouse for books. It also contains a laboratory for preserving books, collecting and processing materials, and facilities for digital conversion of books.
The library will be equipped to make it one of the largest electronic libraries in the world. It will also serve as a cultural and scientific movement in the country and a catalyst for reading and scientific research and will support writing books, translation works and publishing.
Lootah was accompanied by Dawoud Al Hajiri, Assistant Director-General for Engineering and Planning Sector, and a number of officials and engineers from the concerned departments, as well as the contractors and consultants in charge of the project