UAE has announced the launch of its Dh2-billion ($544 million) urban mixed-use project ‘Sharjah Sustainable City,’ which will meet the highest standards of green economy and environmental sustainability.
Spread across 7.2 million sq ft area, Sharjah Sustainable City is strategically located near the emirate’s Al Rahmaniya area, with easy access from the Sharjah International Airport and Sharjah University City.
Upon completion, the city is set to feature 1,120 eco-friendly and energy-efficient villas with the unique architectural heritage of Sharjah city.
The project is the outcome of a strategic partnership between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers.
During the launch ceremony, the 3D city model was displayed along with features of the residential city and the utilization of eco-friendly technologies.
The project will also feature a ‘Sustainability Experience Centre’ – a platform to host meetings and forums by government and academic entities, NGOs, as well as school and university students, promoting awareness on healthy and sustainable living.
The smart homes in the city are being built to offer up to 100 percent savings on electricity bills and 50 percent cuts on water bills, informed the management.