Dr Sheikh Sultan being briefed about a project in Khorfakkan. File
Jihan Shuaib, Staff Reporter
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved the start of the first phase of land levelling for the residential areas in Al Shannouf 1-6, totalling 3,000 plots of land at 50 plots in each area.
This was revealed by Engineer Hadef Al Khudr, Project Manager at Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, via the Direct Line programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio and TV.
The department started work in the areas, using up to 90 machineries to ensure full implementation of the project as fast as possible, he said, adding that the project is scheduled to be completed within a year.
As many as 16 million cubic metres of sand are wanted to be removed from the area and co-ordination is still ongoing with the Department of Town Planning and Survey to obtain the final levels of the area for optimal levelling and handover to their owners, he said.
Additionally, the directorate is working on more than 100,000 survey points in the area to make sure of the backfills required to be implemented therein, he added.
It is co-ordinating with all service authorities from Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority, Department of Town Planning and Survey and Sharjah City Municipality to form unified work teams to supervise and commence work in the project and meet all the needs of these authorities at the initial stage of the project, he said.
He stressed the great interest in the Ghaf trees in the area and the necessity to co-ordinate with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority to preserve them.
Dr Sheikh Sultan directed the establishment of outdoor playgrounds, one of which will include stands and basic facilities, in addition to secondary playgrounds for various games.
Dr Sheikh Sultan's tour is a part of his continuous inspections of various development projects directed by him in the cities and regions of the emirate.
After the swearing-in, the Sharjah Ruler exchanged with the new chairmen talks about important issues related to the roles of municipal councils in following up citizens’ affairs and the needs of cities and regions, and their coordination with government agencies to meet the needs of citizens.
Eng. Hind Al Hashemi, Director of the General Services Department at the Sharjah Department of Public Works pointed out that this project will contribute towards creating an attractive environment for investment and a place that encourages work and living.
WAM delegates viewed the bio-dome, which is made up of four levels, the Canopy, the Midstory, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest.
Police sources said a bus carrying ITBP personnel back after completion of their Amarnath Yatra duties met with an accident in the Chandanwari area of Pahalgam tehsil.
Instantly, the patrols and the National Ambulance were dispatched to the reported location from where the child was transferred to Al Qasimi Hospital, where he was declared dead in the hospital at 7pm the same day.