Dubai, Mar 24: Adding one more to its several records of world's biggest projects, Dubai has launched the construction of the world's largest pre-stressed concrete drinking water reservoir.
The 168.6 million dollar project is made up of three reservoirs, each with a capacity of 60 million gallons, almost twice the capacity of the Earl Thomas reservoir in San Diego, US, the current world record holder with a capacity of 35 million gallons. The reservoirs will be located in the Mushrif area of Dubai and will cover a total area of approximately 16.5 hectares. The project is being built by UAE construction firm the Mammut Group and the Max Boegel Group of Germany, the Gulf News reported.
Mammut said construction of the reservoirs was expected to take 15 months.