The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has picked Sharjah Contracting and design consultancy Khatib & Alami to work on an infrastructure development project for the 10th industrial zone in Sharjah, which will cover an area spanning 2.16km2.
SCCI is collaborating with the Sharjah Development of Town Planning and Survey, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA), and Sharjah Water and Electricity Authority (SEWA). The contractors will implement the project for a period of 18 months.
According to the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, the project has been rolled out in a move to reconstruct the whole area.
Additionally, under the directives of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, throughout the project’s implementation phase, facilities within it facilities located on the project site will get a 50% reduction of service fees throughout the project implementation.
The project was unveiled on 27 February 2020, during at the SCCI headquarters, in the presence of SCCI’s chairman, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais; advisor to the Department of Town Planning and Survey and deputy chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Eng. Salah bin Butti Al Muhairi; chairman of SEWA, Dr. Eng. Rashid Al Leem; chairman of SRTA, Eng. Yousef Saleh Al-Suwaiji; second vice chairman of the SCCI, Waleed AbdelRahman BuKhatir; and SCCI’s director-general, Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi.
Scope of work includes, infrastructure works to set up 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 and international specifications.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Al Owais 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.”
Meanwhile, Al Muhairi said that the 10th industrial zone was chosen “to upgrade and develop its infrastructure facilities to become a model for developing all industrial zones” in the emirate of Sharjah.
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