UAE's SZHP seeks consultancy services for 250 homes in Sharjah
Construction tendering process approved by SZHP's board after 1,000 housing support decisions okayed to mark Ramadan
Under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) has approved the construction tendering process for a 250-unit residential neighbourhood project in Sharjah.
According to state news agency, Wam, the tender's scope includes the provision of engineering consultancy services for the planning, design, and supervision of the residential project's construction programme.
The tender follows the approval of 1,000 housing support decisions by SZHP's board of directors to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan and as part of its housing plans for 2019.
Speaking about the housing support decisions, Dr Abduallah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman of SZHP, said: “The UAE’s leadership is keen to ensure the stability of Emirati families and achieve social cohesion, reflecting the country’s identity.
“The tender aims to meet the standards of the quality of life in vital residential communities’ manual drafted by the Ministry of Happiness,” added Al Nuaimi.
According to Al Nuaimi, each housing unit within the upcoming residential neighbourhood will range from three- to four-bedroom layouts, and have an estimated area of 360m2.
The residential project will be built at a cost between $218m (AED800m) to $272m (AED1bn), and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
As part of SZHP, five residential neighbourhoods comprising 1,490 housing units have been constructed across the UAE since the programme's establishment.
SZHP is currently also working on three construction projects comprising of 1,990 housing units.
In February 2019, the Dubai Ruler approved an $8.7bn (AED32bn) scheme to build 34,000 housing units over the next six years in the UAE.