Sheikh Sultan inspects a project.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
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.
In a phone interview on the Direct Line programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio and TV, Sheikh Sultan said: “All the development projects that we see in the cities of Sharjah did not come on a spur of the moment or by chance but after lengthy planning and discussion. Based on this, the best and most appropriate project is chosen as per the nature of each area and its inhabitants.”
“The coming period will witness the opening of many new projects every 6 or 8 months. All government buildings in Kalba will be developed in the area starting from the co-operative society building to the flag. Hence, the university building will be expanded, and so will all other buildings.
“Entry into these buildings will be from the back, and each building will have an official gate from the front. I was personally involved in all these details, starting from the idea to design and other matters. Development work is continuing at a fast pace. We have the Al Saf residential project, which includes around 250 houses. The contractors will start work to complete all these projects as soon as possible, enabling us to move next to Al Dhaid.”
These development projects aim to take people to a higher level away from all the problems existing in the society, he said, calling on the youth to be kind to their families which raised and taught them, adhere to their religion and keep their minds working as this will benefit them and their society as a whole.
Sheikh Sultan concluded his speech by saying: “We advise the youth to love their homeland, which has so many data that strengthen their sense of belonging and prompt them to maintain its reputation.”
In a related development, Sheikh Sultan approved the second phase of the Al Saf Residential Complex at a cost of Dhs262 million.
This was announced by Khalifa Al Tunaiji, Head of the Department of Housing in Sharjah, during a phone intervention to the “Direct Line” radio programme, which is broadcast on Sharjah Radio and TV.
Al Tunaiji indicated that the second phase of the complex will be completed within a year.
Al Saf Residential Complex project is the latest housing project in the city of Kalba and will include 443 housing units in total.
The project comes under the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah to provide a decent life for community members and achieve social stability for them.
Earlier, Sheikh Sultan inspected several vital projects in the city of Kalba.
The inspection comes as part of his permanent tours to follow up on various projects in all cities and regions of the emirate that contribute to providing distinguished infrastructure, service and tourism facilities that attract residents and visitors. The tour commenced with a visit to the site of the Al-Kitab Rest Project, located on one of the peaks of the Kalba Mountains at a height of 1,000 metres above sea level, including various accompanying services and facilities.
Dr Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the project’s plans, with a detailed explanation from Engineer Salah Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Head of the Initiatives Implementation Authority (Mubadara) about the project’s various services and accompanying facilities.
Being designed to preserve the environment surrounding the mountain area, the area of the project overlooks the entire city of Kalba from the eastern side, while the northern and western sides overlook tiered orchards on the mountains that will be planted with various types of fruit trees.
The rest house with its Islamic architecture structure will be topped by a distinctive dome with a diameter of 40 metres. It will include a restaurant, a cafe, a multi-purpose hall, a prayer room for men and another for women, and a playground for children.
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