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Sharjah to set up new 600,000sqm botanical garden

New project will house rare plants from around the world

The Sharjah government plans to develop a 600,000sqm botanical garden in close proximity to a new Mosque on the Sharjah-Kalba intersection on Emirates Bypass Road. HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, signed the contract to develop phase one of the project at a ceremony held in London.

The botanical garden as well as the seed bank and herbarium in Al Dhaid City are important addition to Sharjah’s scientific, educational and cultural institutions, said a report from WAM citing senior Sharjah officials. The garden will house a number of rare plants from countries around the world.

The plants will be documented in line with international processes and the city also plans to set up an advanced educational and training centre for different age groups, in addition to research institutes that specialise in modern plant science.

According to the report, the new project will allow visitors, citizens, residents, university students and researchers in various scientific fields to learn about these plants and increase their knowledge.

Sharjah officials said that the new project is the latest addition to the city’s list of achievements in the fields of education, culture and science, in line with the vision of the ruler.

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