Sharjah ruler approves plan for 6,500 new homes

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Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi

Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi

Sharjah's ruler, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, has approved plans to build a 6,500-unit residential zone in Al Zubair.

He also announced projects to build a fishing harbour and a yacht marina at Al Heera.

The announcements were made by Al Qasimi during an interview on the radio talk show Al Khat Al Mubasher.

He also expressed his satisfaction with the improvements achieved by government authorities in Sharjah that has led to projects being completed 50 percent faster than previously.

The ruler also assured residents of Rahmaniya that he has approved plans for major highways improvements.

"We have finished the planning of the new street that leads to the borders of Ajman and will be connected to the by-pass road. The first phase has been completed while the second phase is marking quick progress," he said during the radio broadcast.

The new development plans come on the back of a royal decree to set up a new healthcare free zone, aimed at attracting international companies to the emirate.

Al Qasimi announced in April the setting up of the Sharjah Health Care City (SHCC) to be supervised by Sharjah Health Authority.

The new initiative aims to promote Sharjah as an international hub for healthcare and services as well as establishing hospitals and medical and healthcare and pharmaceutical companies.

The free zone will also look to attract centres for supplementary treatment, physiotherapy and massage, medical advice, medical logistics and any IT activities relating to healthcare industry, the decree said.

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