New project will help to promote the Sharjah’s competitiveness and enhance its sustainable development.
Business Bureau, Gulf Today
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in collaboration with the Department of Town Planning & Survey, Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA), and Sharjah Water and Electricity Authority (Sewa), has announced the launch of the infrastructure development project for the 10th industrial zone in Sharjah.
The new project is one of the pioneering initiatives with the aim of reconstructing the whole area, providing the best services for the people, and keeping pace with Sharjah’s universal renaissance. This would help promote the Emirate’s competitiveness, develop its economic environment and its investment attractiveness, and enhance its sustainable development.
The facilities located on the project site will get a 50 per cent reduction of service fees throughout the project implementation.
This was stated during the inauguration ceremony of the project which was held today Thursday at the SCCI headquarters, in the presence of HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, the SCCI’s Chairman, Engineer Salah Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Adviser to the Department of Town Planning and Survey, Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Dr. Eng. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman, Sewa, Eng. Yousef Saleh Al-Suwaiji, Chairman of Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, Waleed AbdelRahman BuKhatir, Second Vice Chairman of the SCCI, a number of Board of Directors, SCCI’s Director-General, Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, and media representatives. The project, according to the implementation contracts, covers an area of 2.16 million square meters, and it will be carried out over 18 months by Sharjah Contracting and Khatib & Alami.
The contract also includes the establishment of a modern and advanced road network, the implementation of a rainwater and lighting network and the rehabilitation of sidewalks and parking lots as per the highest safety and security standards. It also stipulates that the companies located on the project site continue to operate, by following the relevant mechanisms.
After unveiling the future vision of the project, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais said: “This project reflects the partnership between public and private authorities to scale up the economic sectors in Sharjah through the relevant initiatives and projects, pursuant to the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in terms of the importance of joint action to enhance the march of economic development and to make the emirate a global icon in various international forums.”
He added: “For several decades now, Sharjah’s industrial sector has received the attention of our wise leadership, in view of its positive contributions to the emirate’s GDP and its economic dimensions to all segments of society. Emirate of Sharjah was and still is marked by the availability of specialised industrial cities for various industrial economic sectors, its geographical location and its proximity to important ports and airports. This made the Emirate a distinguished industrial environment that attracted major international companies and contributed to advancing industrial development.”
“The SCCI is always keen to provide support and assistance programs to the industrial sector and to create an appropriate environment to enhance its role.”