In pictures: Sharjah unveils $544m sustainable city
Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi launched mixed-use project in Sharjah, which meets the highest standards of green economy and environmental sustainability.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a AED2 billion ($544 million) sustainable city. Sharjah Investment and Development Authority to team up with company behind Dubai Sustainable City project. H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, launched the ‘Sharjah Sustainable City' project on Wednesday. Spread over 7.2 million sq ft, Sharjah Sustainable City will be completed in four phases in partnership with Diamond Developers, the company behind Dubai Sustainable City. Construction set to start in the next three months and the first phase will be finished by the last quarter of 2021. The project will include a sustainable school, which will promote the concepts of sustainability through school curricula. The project encompasses 3, 4 and 5 bedroom villas which are being built to offer up to 100 percent savings on electricity bills and 50 percent cuts on water bills. The city will feature biodome greenhouses and outdoor gardens to support sustainable farming of a variety of fruit and vegetables within the community. Sheikh Sultan is seen with Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers. Sheikh Sultan was briefed by Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers and Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Shurooq