Dr Sheikh Sultan speaks during a meeting in Sharjah. File
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved an amount of Dhs500 million for the establishment of a sanitation network and an integrated sanitation network in the Muwailih area.
Commenting on this, Eng. Ali Bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, member of the Sharjah Executive Council and Chairman of the Sharjah Department of Public Works (SDPW), stressed the department’s endeavour to achieve a civilised reconstruction, and support continuous development, including mega projects and other new initiatives, in line with urban development and population growth in the emirate.
The department has combined efforts with its strategic partners to develop an integrated plan for drainage in the city of Sharjah until 2040, to develop the sanitation sector and determine the priority of implementing sewage projects to establish an integrated sanitation system at feasible economic cost, in conjunction with urban development and the expected population density in the city, to preserve the environment, reduce the number of tanks, and carbon emissions, and prevent odours.
Eng. Hind Al Hashemi, Director of the General Services Department at the Sharjah Department of Public Works, explained that the cost of implementing the project amounted to about Dhs500 million. The director pointed out that this project will contribute towards creating an attractive environment for investment and a place that encourages work and living.
Al Hashemi emphasised that the sewage system has been studied and designed to be an integrated and flexible system that keeps pace with the expected population increase in the area, contribute to enhancing the development of the infrastructure and boost the economic development in Sharjah.
Dr Sheikh Sultan underscored the importance of the energy sector being one of the priorities of life, highlighting the emirate of Sharjah’s keenness to meet all the needs of society members in terms of electricity, water and gas.
The decision comes in line with the UAE's constant efforts to support the preventive and precautionary measures that contain the spread of the COVID-19, aiming to ensure the health and safety of all citizens and residents.
Earlier, Dr Sheikh Sultan directed the Sharjah Department of Human Resources to employ 1,000 citizens during the current year (2021) in the cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah, with a budget estimated at Dhs300 million.
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