Sharjah Municipality undertakes levelling of swamp areas

SHARJAH - The Sharjah Municipality used 60,000 cubic metres of rubble and earth to level swamp and low land areas in the emirate last year that were infested with insects and rodents, especially mosquitoes. The work was carried out by the Public Services Section at the municipality.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 3 Apr 2003, 11:54 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:54 PM

High quality filler was used by the municipality to level swamps in Al Azra, Al Quoz and Ramtha areas of Sharjah, thus making the land suitable for construction. The amount of earth used in the process made up 4,000 truck loads of high quality earth filler.

The municipality also aims to transform 10,000 square metres of land within the Qasimi Hospital compound into a parking lot. It will also level and fill in irrigation ditches set up to water the horticultural and tree plantation project along the Meleha Road to the University City.

Rashid Al Owais, Director of Technical Affairs Department at the municipality, said the civic body carries out regular levelling and paving works for internal streets within the newly-built neighbourhoods of the city, with the aim of reducing the amount of sand and dust thrown up by the wind. He said the municipality also carried out work on demolishing old buildings to make way for the new urban plan.

In 2002, the municipality completed work on removal of earth and rubble from the area near Al Falah Camp, which was used to level areas in Old Tamar area.

Through the Public Services Section, the municipality carried out several cleaning campaigns, including disposal of 17,000 cubic metres of waste and rubble. The section also took part in cleaning the beaches of Hamriya in Sharjah.

The section also carried out levelling work in the scouts camp, located near Interchange Six on the Sharjah-Dhaid Road.

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