Sharjah allocates $27.2m to reduce fire risks in UAE buildings

Sharjah allocates $27.2m to reduce fire risks in UAE buildings

Sharjah municipality in the United Arab Emirates has announced that H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has allocated AED100 million (US$27m) for a project aimed at reducing the risk of fires in towers and buildings in the city.

The project involves replacing the flammable aluminium facades as part of the Emirates’ efforts to enhance the safety and security of its residents.

The Director General of the Sharjah Municipality, Obaid Saeed Al Teneiji expressed his gratitude to the ruler of Sharjah for supporting and providing the necessary funding for the project.

Various fire, safety and construction teams from the Sharjah municipality will work in collaboration with the Planning and Survey Department, as well as the Sharjah Civil Defence Authority to begin the implementation of the project across 40 high-risk residential towers exceeding seven floors.

The aluminium facades will be replaced with safer materials, reducing the risk of fire and slowing spread, whilst better protecting those inside the building, as well as the larger environment as a whole, perfectly aligning with the government’s priority to ensure building safety in Sharjah.

It is all part of the Emirates’ efforts to continue raising the quality of life for those in the third largest Emirate in the UAE.