Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired on Tuesday, the meeting of Sharjah Executive Council, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Deputy Chairman of the Council, and Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
During SEC’s meeting, various governmental issues were discussed to develop the government’s workflow and advance all sectors in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The Council approved the draft of the electronic system for truck toll gates, which aims to develop the procedures and services currently used and turn them into smart ones that contribute to eliminating traffic congestion and speeding up the mechanism used at truck gates.
The system will also contribute to reduce the parking time of trucks, preventing congestion outside the precincts of their gates, facilitating follow-up and monitoring of movement, and reducing the occurrence of collection errors and human errors.
The pre-existing truck gates contribute to organise their traffic and collecting the fees allocated to them to develop and maintain the damaged road network on a regular basis, as Sharjah roads represent a main crossing for all commuters between the emirates of the country due to its strategic and vital location, Sharjah works to provide the best traffic services without imposing any fees on other vehicles.
The council discussed the report of evaluating the efficiency of the main urban elements of the commercial center in Sharjah. The report included the urban growth of the city during the past decades and indicators of residential, commercial and industrial expansion.
The report included a number of efficiency assessment topics, such as monitoring urban observations, evaluating the road network, monitoring unused shops and housing units, identifying deficiencies in community services.
The report included a number of proposals and recommendations, as the Council directed their study in coordination with the concerned authorities and the development of integrated plans to implement them in order to enhance the efficiency of the infrastructure and the competitiveness of the commercial and industrial sector.
The Council reviewed the report of the achievements of the Sharjah Sharjah Entrepreneurship Foundation “Ruwad” for the year 2021. According to the report, the total value of project financing until the year 2021 was more than 31 million dirhams, including direct or indirect financing from the Foundation in cooperation with Sharjah Islamic Bank.
The report included statistics on the growth of pioneering projects in all cities and regions of the emirate and the number of membership in the organisation, which amounted to 957 projects. It also included the value of project exemptions from government fees, which amounted to more than 6 million dirhams, in addition to the contribution of government procurement to supporting projects by more than one million dirhams.
“Ruwad” has trained more than 6,000 beneficiaries, and contributes to providing consultations and following up on members, which contributes to developing their projects and ensuring their sustainability, in addition to conducting many studies on entrepreneurship and projects in the Emirate of Sharjah.