Sharjah earmarks $4.6m to expand homes of imams

The budget was approved by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah

The Ruler of Sharjah has approved $4.6m for the expansion of 129 housing units for imams [representational image].
The Ruler of Sharjah has approved $4.6m for the expansion of 129 housing units for imams [representational image].

The government of Sharjah has allocated $4.6m (AED17m) for the expansion of 129 housing units for imams.

The budget was approved by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who requested the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) to speed up the implementation of the expansion works.

According to UAE state news agency, WAM, the housing units included in the project will be renovated according to the number and needs of the imams’ family members.

DPW reportedly visited the housing units of imams in Sharjah to check room requirements, availability of construction space around mosques, and architectural modifications required to implement the expansion project.

 

The visits were carried out in coordination with the Islamic Affairs Department, WAM added.

Based on the findings from the visits, DPW determined that 129 housing units, as well as 20 mosques, need expansion.

Project work is expected to take a year to complete.

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