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Sultan issues directive on Khor Fakkan project


Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. File

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has instructed the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works to set up a sewer network in Khor Fakkan.

This was announced on Wednesday by Eng. Ali Bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Directorate of Public Works.

The project of establishing the integrated sewer network and the wastewater treatment plant in Kalba is in its final stage and is scheduled to be completed by early next month at a total cost of Dhs310 million, Al Suwaidi said.

The network will serve 2,217 buildings including 82 government buildings, which will be exempted from fees, 58 commercial buildings and 2,077 houses for citizens including 557 houses for the beneficiaries of the Department of Social Services such as people of determination and elderly people, who will be exempted from all fees, and 1,520 for other people who will pay the fees in instalments over one year, Al Suwaidi added.

The project falls within the directorate’s strategic plan and is part of the emirate’s comprehensive strategic plan to develop sewer networks across the emirate in co-operation with Sharjah Urban Planning Council.

The lines of the networks are 111 kilometres long and include main lines and sub lines in addition to a 10-km long irrigation line.

The diameter of the pipes ranges between 160 and 1,200 mm. the wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 3,700 cubic litres per day. The project also includes establishment of 100 inspection rooms.

Al Suwaidi pointed out that the work in the populated areas required a lot of care, particularly in places that contain residential and historical houses, to avoid any damage that might occur, noting that the drilling work reached in some areas 14 meters below the surface.

In addition to residential and commercial buildings, the project also serves petrol stations, public parks, hospitals, police stations, nurseries, schools and mosques in 13 areas, most notably Al Saf Square 16 and Square 19, Al Qal’ah, Kalba Creek, Al Burdi, Al Oud, Al Qadissiya, Al Sidra, Hitteen and Al Khuwair.

Recently, Sheikh Sultan inaugurated the Sharjah Mosque located at the intersection of Mleiha Road and the Emirates Road in Tay area at a cost of Dhs300 million.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, was present at the inauguration ceremony.


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