‘Humane’ detention centre in Sharjah 35% complete

The facility is being built in a total area of 192,000sqm, with the building alone taking up over 60,000sqm, which can accommodate 1,094 inmates.

By Salah Al Deberky - Reporter

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Published: Sun 22 Feb 2015, 12:12 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:28 PM

Sharjah — The detention centre for deported persons in the UAE is being built according to the latest international standards and adheres to the “most modern conditions in terms of services and observing human rights”, according to Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works.

“We deal with inmates as human beings regardless of their crimes,” he said, noting that the facility can accommodate 1,094 inmates.

Dr Al Nuaimi made these remarks after a tour organised by the Ministry of Public Works to inspect the work progress on the most prominent projects it is executing.

The tour included the centre located in Al Dhaid, some 60km east of Sharjah city.

The facility is being built in a total area of 192,000sqm, with the building alone taking up over 60,000sqm.

About 35 per cent of the project has been executed so far, and the building will be complete by May 2016.

salah@khaleejtimes.com


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