Umm Al Quwain - The all new fish market will be located in the same area along the creek of Umm Al Quwain, according to Mohammed Nasser, head of buildings section with the municipality.
The fish market in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain is to get a massive facelift. The project, to take seven months, has been approved by the civic body of the emirate in association with a contracting company here.
The all new fish market will be located in the same area along the creek of Umm Al Quwain, according to Mohammed Nasser, head of buildings section with the municipality.
"The new premises, to be built on a total area of 487 square metres, will include 28 shops for selling different types of fish."
There will be a special section for daily auctions, he added.
"The project, to take seven months as of December, is in line with the ongoing urban expansions across the emirate."
Nasser said the designs and blue print of the project has been done in collaboration with a specialised expert house.
"Some sections and utilities of the fish market shall be removed and replaced with spacious and better parts whereas new facilities and sections are to be included in the new souk to meet consumers' needs and expectations."
The new premises will include 28 shops and 51 counters for selling fishes, and 13 outlets for selling vegetables and fruits."
These are apart from 51 parking spaces, he elaborated. "All the area specified for the auction section will be shaded unlike the previous auctions held in open air."
Electricity and water supplies will be provided to each and every part of the project to be up to latest international standards, Nasser underlined.
"All the old asbestos ceilings will be removed from some part of the market, and replaced with new ones," he said, noting that some areas have been kept empty for future expansions.
Nasser said the old ceramics and tiles will be replaced with good quality ones that can be easily cleaned.
"The old premises next to the fish market, such as the cafeteria and restaurants will be removed, and replaced with new ones," he said, indicating that the market will be open only in the mornings.