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Highway project to face cost overruns

There are likely to be cost overruns to the ongoing construction of the 10-lane Shah-ama-Saadiyat highway project, which will link Shahama-Dubai-Abu Dhabi road to Abu Dhabi city, a senior executive close to the project told Gulf News. The executive said increases in the cost of building materials are to blame for the overruns. The project was initially set to cost Dhs5.43bn ($1.48bn). It is scheduled to be completed in May-June 2009.