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Iman Abdullah Al Ali, Staff Reporter
Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi directed the implementation of the Clock Tower project in Kalba, at a height of 45m.
The tower will overlook 4 main roads, Buhairah, the government buildings and the flagpole.
This was aired on the “Direct Line” programme on Sharjah TV and Radio.
The tower, which is a landmark of Kalba, can be reached via a walkway and a ground tunnel, with elevators to reach its top.
It can also be seen from far away, day and night, and will not overlook residential homes, to maintain the privacy of families. Sheikh Sultan drew the tower himself, taking care of all issues to preserve the privacy of the people. A restaurant or cafe is expected to be set up at the top of the tower.
Recently, Sheikh Sultan issued Law No. 6 of 2020, regarding social care in Sharjah.
The law aims to provide protection to those deprived of social care and encourage families to support them, to ensure their natural integration in the community.
The law stipulates establishing the “Permanent Committee of Individuals Deprived of Social Care,” where the Sharjah Executive Council is to establish the committee and name its chair and members, and assign the duties and compensations of the committee members.
As per the new law, the committee specialisations are to include setting the general policies of social care in the emirate, classifications of individuals deprived of social care, defining the procedures dealing with these individuals, ensuring the rights of these individuals, and assigning foster families or entities that would take care of these individuals.
As per the new law, the categories of the individuals deprived of social care are children with unknown parents, children of a known mother but unproven father, children with no guardian or caretaker, children deprived of the care of their guardian or caretaker due to having one of the following reasons: A - Mental, physical, psychological, terminal, or contagious illnesses.
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, affirmed that development work is continuing in all cities of Sharjah, adding that development projects follow careful and extensive study for these projects to match the nature of each city. He explained that 2022 is the year of Kalba and next will come Al Dhaid.
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