Sharjah launches infrastructure project to upgrade 10th industrial zone
Facilities located on the project site will get a 50% reduction of service fees through the implementation of the project
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the Department of Town Planning & Survey, Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA) and Sharjah Water and Electricity Authority (SEWA) have partnered to launch an infrastructure development project for the 10th industrial zone.
The project is billed as a pioneering initiative that aims to reconstruct the area and provide the best services for people and keep pace with Sharjah’s renaissance. The infrastructure development project will help promote the emirate’s competitiveness, develop its economic environment and its investment attractiveness, and enhance its sustainable development, the SCCI said in its statement.
Under the guidance of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the facilities located on the project site will get a 50% reduction of service fees throughout the project implementation, the SCCI said.
“This project reflects the partnership between public and private authorities to scale up the economic sectors in Sharjah through the relevant initiatives and projects, pursuant to the wise vision of Sheikh Sultan, in terms of the importance of joint action to enhance the march of economic development and to make the emirate a global icon in various international forums,” explained SCCI’s chairman Abdullah Sultan Al Owais.
As per the terms of the deal, the project covers an area of 2.16m sqm and will be carried out in 18 months by Sharjah Contracting and Khatib & Alami. The contract includes the establishment of a modern and advanced road network, the implementation of a rainwater and lighting network and the rehabilitation of sidewalks and parking lots as per the highest safety and security standards, Al Owais stated.
He added that Sharjah’s industrial sector has been contributing to the emirate’s GDP and its economic dimensions to all segments of society or several decades now.