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Sharjah to tender AED 526m of drainage & sewerage projects

Sharjah Directorate of Public Works is to tender for consulting firms to develop AED 526 million ($143.2 million) worth of sewer and storm-water drainage projects in the emirate. The plans follow an in-depth study conducted by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) in collaboration with Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning and Survey and international experts.

The SUPC’s proposal to develop Sharjah’s sanitary sewer and storm-water drainage system has just been approved by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The project will renovate the main sanitary sewer system in the emirate, improving the efficiency of infrastructure in line with Sharjah’s sustainable urban development policy.

The projects have been defined following detailed studies and independently reviewed assessments identifying the emirate’s top priorities for infrastructure development. Project work includes expanding Sharjah’s drainage and sewage treatment capacity and solving key rainwater runoff drainage issues.

The SUPC’s objectives are to improve the level of services in Sharjah, helping to raise the profile of the emirate as an ideal destination for residents and investors.

About 34 percent of Sharjah government’s 2015 budget has been earmarked for infrastructure development. At AED 17.7 billion (US$ 4.8 b), this year’s budget is the highest annual budget that the emirate has ever allocated and a 12 percent increase on 2014.

Source: SUPC, media

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