Through the Cloud Rest that has been scheduled to be opened next October, it will be possible to see the city of Khorfakkan from all directions.
Eman Abdullah Al Ali, Staff Reporter
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has directed the establishment of the Al Suhub Rest House on the Khorfakkan’s mountains at an altitude of 580 metres above sea level. Through the rest that has been scheduled to be opened next October, it will be possible to see the city of Khorfakkan from all directions.
This was announced on Monday during the “Direct Line” programme broadcast on Sharjah TV and Radio.
It is noteworthy that there are several projects completed recently and others being carried out in the city of Khorfakkan. Among those completed projects are Lulayyah Park on an area of 1,200 square metres, at a total cost of Dhs1.3 million. It included a grass playground, a children’s play area, and a service building, with installation of energy-saving lighting poles. The Works Department also completed the construction works of Al Zubarah Park, on an area of 2,350 square metres, at a cost of one million dirhams, providing it with all amenities and entertainment.
The Department further is establishing the municipality’s plantation in Khorfakkan in Harai area on an area of 12,762 square metres. It includes an administrative building for irrigation and agriculture on an area of 318 square metres, a warehouse on an area of 354 square metres, and two canopies to protect plantations with a total area of 448 square metres.
The construction work of Nahwa Park in Nahwa area in the new Sha’biya was completed on an area of 4,200 square metres, at a cost of Dhs2.3 million.
Furthermore, the building of the Khorfakkan Literary Council has been also completed. It includes a number of halls and a library that features various works in history, literature, arts, heritage and others, with a theater to hold various events at a cost of Dhs4 million.
The Khorfakkan Square Park has been established on an area of 163,000 square metres, at a cost of Dhs5.5 million.
COVID-19 INITIATIVES: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation continues to provide humanitarian aid through the COVID-19 initiatives launched by CSR UAE Fund in partnership with the Foundation. The campaign received monetary and in-kind contributions that included thousands of items that were distributed to beneficiaries.
The items included smart devices to support distance learning, urgent medical equipment to hospitals and patients and food hampers, said the foundation in a statement on Monday. The fund also supported small creative institutions affected by the pandemic.
The number of beneficiaries reached more than 395,000 across the country, including 56,529 underprivileged families (with 4 to 12 members per family) in addition to over 167,000 individuals, including frontline employees and people testing positive for the COVID-19 and others. These initiatives fulfill the national priority requirements in order to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic challenges in the medical, health and educational sectors.
The foundation alongside CSR UAE Fund have directed private sector contributions towards priority projects listed on the fund’s smart platform (csruae.ae) which are in line with the country’s priorities listed by Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Community Development, Ministry of Health and Prevention Society, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. As result of this positive cooperation, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation signed a strategic partnership with the fund to implement initiatives that enhance the UAE’s efforts in combating the virus in the pillars of health, safety and community well-being.
The fund also ran campaigns in collaboration with its partners aimed at raising community awareness, providing directives for families to adopt during the national sanitisation and social distancing, and supporting freelancers and SMEs in the creative industry. The campaigns were “Stand up to the Challenge”, “Giving for Everyone” and the “National Creative Relief Programme”.
CSR UAE Fund launched a comprehensive guide by leading sustainability experts to help businesses adapt their CSR strategies and activities in light of the current circumstances available on www.csruae.ae/en/publications.
Featuring world-class recreational activities, a centre specialised for water sports activities, shopping and F&B across 1 km stretch on the south side of the Khorfakkan beach, the new development is just 20 minutes away from Fujairah, 30 minutes from Kalba and 45 minutes from Sharjah city.
His Highness also inaugurated the Popular Poetry Centre, inspecting the centre's facilities and departments, and the cultural activities that the centre will offer to enhance the cultural and literary aspect of Khorfakkan.
The Khorfakkan Amphitheatre is one of the most prestigious development projects in the emirate’s eastern region enclave. The UAE national anthem played in the background; the Ruler of Sharjah cut the ceremonial tape to mark the opening of the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre.
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