SEC reviews economic status indicator report for 1st half of 2021

24 Aug 2021

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired on Tuesday the weekly meeting of SEC, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of SEC; and Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.

The meeting, which was held in the Ruler’s Office, discussed a number of topics on its agenda to follow up on the most prominent developments in government work and plans to develop services in various government departments in the Emirate.

The Council reviewed the report of the indicators of the economic situation for the 1st half of 2021 AD, and the report included statistics and benchmark comparisons with the first half of the past two years, as well as the most prominent indicators of the performance of the industrial sector and the development of government services.

According to the report, the economic situation witnessed a growth of 29% in the issuance of business licenses, reflecting the leading economic environment of the emirate and the positive impact of government incentives launched by the Council during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The industrial sector has witnessed a remarkable growth in the new issuance, renewal of business licenses, and an increase in direct cash flows in various industrial activities. The development and tourism projects in the emirate had also a significant impact on economic growth in all cities and regions.

As for the indicators of national projects, the activities of electronic trading, home accreditation licenses and national business licenses have witnessed a growth in the new version, which reflects the competitiveness of the domestic market and the development of electronic government services provided by the department.

The Council thanked the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) for its efforts in developing services and supporting the economic sector.

The Council reviewed the annual report of the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works for the year 2020, and the report included the most prominent achievements that achieve the vision and strategy of the department.

According to the report, the overall achievement rate rose to 99% in the indicators set, such as the percentage of projects that are delivered on time, buildings that use environmentally friendly materials, the use of energy-saving devices, the operational maintenance efficiency, and the satisfaction of partners.

The Directorate’s completed projects reached to 292 projects, including the governmental, educational, cultural, sports, infrastructure buildings and others, in addition to the completion of 315 service projects for individuals.

The report also included the Directorate’s smart services, electronic transactions, and the development of work mechanisms and human cadres through accreditation certificates, courses and development programs.

The Council commended the efforts of the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works in developing its work and raising completion rates in all administrative and technical aspects.