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Fujairah launches licence to encourage people to work from home

Municipality says it has so far issued 17 licences which have been approved by Fujairah Crown Prince

Fujairah launches licence to encourage people to work from home
A general sot of the emirate of Fujairah.

The Fujairah municipality has launched a new licence that allows citizens to start business activities in some sectors from home.

The My Project Licence has been approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, news agency WAM said.

The civic body has so far issued 17 licences, said Abdullah Al Hantoubi, deputy-director of the municipality. The licenced activities include processing and preparation of meals, confectionery, clothing and incense.

He said that these licences are aimed at encouraging Emirati youth and families to engage in economic activities from home and contribute to raising the standard of living and supporting the national economy, WAM added.

The fee for the licence is  AED100 and is exempted from the registration fee of the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and any other local fees, Al Hantoubi said, adding that these licences will also enable small investors to participate at exhibitions and other events.

An applicant must be a citizen residing in Fujairah and should be over 21 years of age. However, those between the ages of 18 and 21 will be allowed to engage in business activities after approval of their guardians.

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