During the Big 5 construction exhibition, Ahmed Al-Khatib, Expo 2020’s vice-president of real estate and delivery revealed that the Expo has awarded the construction contract of Al Wasl Plaza to the Abu-Dhabi-based contractor Cimolai Rimond Middle East.
Upon completion, Al Wasl Plaza will weigh 2,265 tonnes and enclose a space of about 724,000 cubic metres, the same volume as 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Scheduled for completion by October 2019, Al Wasl Plaza will also feature restaurants, fountains, and parks.
“Across the site, we are laying more than 6,100 cubic metres of concrete per week. The infrastructure works will be completed by end of 2018. From April 2018, we will hand over the plots for the countries. We have over 90 self-built pavilions by the countries,” Al-Khatib said.
It is worth mentioning that the Expo has awarded construction contracts this year with the worth of $2.94bn (AED10.8bn) with around $112m (AED411m) of non-construction contracts awarded.