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Sharjah must stop power cuts: ruler

Last year's blackouts must not be repeated, says Sharjah's ruler

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Sharja's ruler has demanded better power infrastructure to prevent rolling blackouts. (Getty Images)
Sharja's ruler has demanded better power infrastructure to prevent rolling blackouts. (Getty Images)

Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah, hasmet with power chiefs to ensure last year’s summer power cuts, which affected thousands, will not happen again this year.

The ruler has instructed the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority to begin implementing measures to match demand for utilities in the coming summer months, after the authority was forced to apologise last year for a series of power failures which saw thousands without air conditioning in extreme temperatures.

Urging SEWA management to utilise modern technology, state news agency WAM reported that the Sheikh Sultan had encouraged the authority’s management to foster and develop creativity and innovation, during a visit to the company’s premises to inspect work progress under SEWA’s 2011 plan.
 

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