Dubai Investments Park (DIP), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has announced that it is constructing a fully-equipped cricket and football pitch within the Park in cooperation with Seven Seas Shipchandlers LLC, for tenants of the Park and for labourers staying in the labour accommodation in DIP. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was recently signed between DIP and Seven Seas Shipchandlers.
A total land area of 38,000 square meters will be utilised to construct this sports facility, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2006. The facility, being built by contractors Khan Sahib, is located near phase 1 and 2 of the labour accommodation in Dubai Investments Park.
As per the MoU, Seven Seas Shipchandlers will donate facilities including flood lights for the cricket field, which will be called DIP Cricket Club. It will also be solely responsible for the maintenance of the entire facility.
“Providing recreational and sporting facilities to the labourers residing in the Park will contribute to their overall well-being and give them a chance to relax after a long day at work. Cricket and football are certainly the most popular games in the UAE, and we hope that this sports facility is fully utilised by tenants and labourers of DIP. Building a facility like this complements our larger goal of promoting inter-company sports activities which kicked off with the recently-held Dubai Investments Park Inter-Company Olympiad 2006,” said Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager, Dubai Investments Park.
“We appreciate the role played by Seven Seas Shipchandlers to ensure that all the required facilities for the cricket field are ready on time. On our part, we will provide them with all the administrative assistance they would require to make the sports facility functional,” Al Mesmar added.
Dubai Investments Park, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, epitomizes the city within city concept of a modern, environmentally friendly mixed-use industrial, business, residential and recreational development.