Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has directed the establishment of a sewage network in Khorfakkan and the completion of work on another in Kalba by next month - at the cost of $84mn.
Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, chairman of the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, said that the project of establishing an integrated sewage network and sewage treatment plant in Kalba had reached the final stage.
He also pointed out that the project is part of the strategic plan of the department and the objectives of the emirate to develop sewage networks in cooperation with the Sharjah Urban Planning Council to cover densely populated areas in Kalba.
Al Suwaidi added that the department would cooperate with the Municipality of Kalba city and connect the buildings to the ongoing sewer network, which will serve 2,217 buildings.
As reported in the Emirates News Agency (WAM), government buildings (82), commercial buildings (58), housing (2,077) and units will be served by the Kalba network.
The project serves existing buildings ranging from villas and residential buildings to commercial buildings, gas stations, gardens, hospitals, police stations, nurseries, schools and mosques in 13 districts.
The plant has a capacity of 3,700 cubic metres per day, which the department has completed in Kalba with 50,000 gallons tanks. This includes sedimentation basins, pump rooms, a control centre, ventilation basins and a balance tank.