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Sharjah Sustainable City Phase I infrastructure works complete

SHARJAH, February 27, 2020

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, a leading sustainable communities developer, have announced the completion of infrastructure works in Phase One of its Sharjah Sustainable City.

The first urban mixed-use project in the emirate, Sharjah Sustainable City meets the highest standards of green economy and environmental sustainability.

With Dh2 billion ($544 million) worth of investments, the project includes 1,120 multi-space villas, strategically located in Sharjah near Al Rahmaniya area.

Sharjah Sustainably City is a four-phase project with a total housing area of 3.3 million sq ft, with each phase about 825,000 sq ft.

Phase One will feature 280 villa townhouses, comprising three-, four- and five-bedroom units, in addition to 100 apartments which will be offered for rent. It is expected to be delivered in 2021, it addded.

Sharjah Sustainable City CEO Yousif Ahmed Al Mutawa said: "The project is designed to cover all three elements of sustainability: economy, social and environment, taking into consideration a range of initiatives to ensure the reserving of resources and cost saving, through designing homes that ensure energy efficiency and the use of environment- friendly building materials."

"By May, the first mock-up villa will be open to the public and by 2023,  the whole project will get completed," he stated.

The project will include a sustainable school, that will promote the concepts of sustainability through school curricula. It will also feature a ‘Sustainability Experience Centre’ – a platform to host meetings and fora by government and academic entities, NGOs, as well as school and university students, centered around promoting awareness about environmental issues and sustainable living.

The mega development also includes a centre that provides a variety of social activities, multi-use facilities for shopping and entertainment, health clubs, swimming pools for men and women, bike paths, jogging tracks, restaurants, nurseries, medical clinics and a mosque.

It also includes a community mall and green houses with vertical farms.

"The smart designs of sustainable villas provide great saving opportunities for the residents specially in service bills which may be up to 100% in electricity and 50% in water bills. The entire city's energy will be provided by solar panels, and smart systems will be used to save water consumption," remarked Al Mutawa.
"There will also be a mixed-use area, where nature, green spaces, health, education and leisure activities are at the top of the city's priorities, with an emphasis on a sustainable lifestyle," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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