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New Sharjah municipality headquarters opens

Sharjah City Municipality‘s new AED 200 million (US$ 54m) headquarters has opened in Al Musalla in the centre of Sharjah city. The four-storey building has been constructed on a 100,000 square metre plot using environmentally-friendly building systems for lighting, ventilation and sewerage. The new headquarters has 200 rooms including prayer rooms for men and women, a library, a theatre, activity ...

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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 ...

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Five new Sharjah real estate projects under study

Five new real estate developments are currently under study by the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department that aim to benefit from recent changes in the emirate’s real estate laws. Sharjah updated is property ownership laws last year to allow foreign expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates to purchase 100 year leaseholds in real estate zones designated by the government. According to ...

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Silver coin to commemorate Sharjah’s cultural capital status

The United Arab Emirates Central Bank is issuing a commemorative silver coin to celebrate the selection of Sharjah as Islamic Culture Capital of the Arab Region for 2014 by the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO). The silver coin, with a face value of AED 100 (US$ 27), features a portrait of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin ...

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Sharjah 2015 census announced

Sharjah’s Department of Statistics and Community Development has announced that the emirate’s 2015 population census will commence in October 2015. The Sharjah Census will provide the necessary data for the government’s strategic planning and comprehensive human and infrastructure development, as well supporting further socio-economic studies to help guide progress and prosperity in the emirate. [Click to read about the Sharjah ...

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إمارة الشارقة تزيد أجور العاملين في القطاع الحكومي

قررت حكومة الشارقة رفع الحد الأدنى لأجور موظفي الحكومة إلى 11 ألف درهم إماراتي في الشهر (2.995 دولار أمريكي)، كما سيتم أيضا رفع الحد الأدنى للمعاش الشهري للمتقاعدين إلى 11 ألف درهم إماراتي. وتعتبر هذه الخطوة جزءا من عدة مبادرات، أطلقها صاحب السمو الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي عضو المجلس الأعلى حاكم الشارقة، بهدف ضمان الاستقرار المعيشي للمواطنين. وكانت ...

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Sharjah ups public sector wages

The Government of Sharjah is to increase the minimum salary of government employees to AED 11,000 per month (US$ 2,995), while retirees will also be ensured a minimum monthly income of AED 11,000. The move is part of several initiatives to provide stability and security for Emirati employees launched by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member ...

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Moody’s reaffirms Sharjah’s A3 rating

Moody’s Investors Services, has reconfirmed the Emirate of Sharjah’s strong “A3” long-term credit rating with a stable outlook. The international credit rating agency issued its first credit report on Sharjah in January 2014 an awarded an A3 stable rating reflecting the emirate’s credit strength, supported by its strong fiscal policy and low government debt position. Moody’s published a separate report ...

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Sharjah sets record budget for 2015

The government of Sharjah has set its 2015 annual budget at AED 17.7 billion (US$ 4.8 b), the highest annual budget that the emirate has ever allocated, 12 percent above Sharjah’s AED 15.4 billion (US$ 4.2 b) 2014 budget. The budget was endorsed by The Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) on Saturday and approved by His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin ...

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Bee’ah unveils new eco-friendly HQ design

Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, announced its new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly headquarters during the first day of the World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi this week. The new Bee’ah headquarters building, which takes its inspiration from desert sand dunes, has been designed by Prtizker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and reflects the organisation’s passion for ...

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