Sharjah Project Nears Completion

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has completed 90 per cent of natural gas installation project in Sharjah and Khor Fakkan.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 16 Feb 2009, 1:57 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:53 PM

Ibrahim Bin Dimas, Deputy Director General of Sewa said currently 132 consumers use natural gas in commercial, residential and industrial areas.

“The existence of complete gas networks which cost Dh600 million stands as great example of the developed and storing infrastructure that contribute to the progress of the various projects in the emirate. By the end of 2009 the gas installation will be completed in Khor fakkan,” Bin Dimas said. “The prices of natural gas which will be included in the monthly bill of the water and electricity would remain the same.”

However, landlords may face problems due to the hike in prices of internal connections, he said, clarifying the hike in installation charges is due to the high cost of the copper metal used for laying connections.

According to an official, the directorate has almost completed the main connections of natural gas in the residential, industrial and commercial areas.

The internal connections from the main cables to the building is the landlords’ responsibility. Sewa would make it mandatory for all landlords to connect their buildings to the natural gas pipeline.

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