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.
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Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a AED2 billion ($544 million) sustainable city.
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Sharjah Investment and Development Authority to team up with company behind Dubai Sustainable City project.
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H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, launched the ‘Sharjah Sustainable City' project on Wednesday.
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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.
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Construction set to start in the next three months and the first phase will be finished by the last quarter of 2021.
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The project will include a sustainable school, which will promote the concepts of sustainability through school curricula.
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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.
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The city will feature biodome greenhouses and outdoor gardens to support sustainable farming of a variety of fruit and vegetables within the community.
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Sheikh Sultan is seen with Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers.
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Sheikh Sultan was briefed by Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers and Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Shurooq