Sharjah: $74m water network approved for Kalba
An official from Sharjah Public Works Department said the project's phases will "be implemented... in line with the increase in population"
Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) has approved the development of a drainage network and water treatment plant worth $73.7m (AED271m) in the emirate's Kalba area.
The project was approved during SEC's meeting earlier this week, which was chaired by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and chairman of the council.
Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, chairman of Sharjah Public Works Department, highlighted the importance of the project in improving Kalba's sanitation and environment standards.
According to WAM, Al Suwaidi said the phases of the project would "be implemented concurrently with the city’s development, in line with the increase in population".
SEC's announcement follows Sharjah's announcement from earlier this month stating that infrastructure investments account for 30% of the emirate's 2017 budget.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, chairman of the Central Department of Finance in the UAE emirate, added that the budget amounts to $5.9bn (AED22bn), making it the largest in Sharjah's history.
He continued: "The increase in infrastructure spending amounts to 7% more than in 2016."