HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved AED500 million ($136 million) for the establishment of a sanitation network and an integrated sanitation network in the Muwailih area.
The Sharjah Department of Public Works (SDPW) is doubling its efforts with its strategic partners to develop an integrated plan for the city's drainage network by 2040.
This involves implementing sewage projects to establish an integrated sanitation system at feasible economic cost, in conjunction with urban development and the expected population density in the city, to preserve the environment, reduce the number of tanks, and carbon emissions, and prevent odours.
Engineer Ali Bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, the member of the Sharjah Executive Council and Chairman of the Sharjah Department of Public Works (SDPW), emphasised on the department’s endeavour to achieve a civilised reconstruction, and support continuous development, including mega projects and other new initiatives, in line with urban development and population growth in the emirate.
Hind Al Hashemi, Director of the General Services Department at the SDPW, said once completed, the project will contribute towards creating an attractive environment for investment and a place that encourages work and living.
"The sewage system has been thoroughly studied and will be designed in such a way that the integrated and flexible system keeps pace with the expected population increase in the area and contributes to boosting the economic development in Sharjah," he added.