PICTURES: Dr Sheikh Sultan allocates $1.4bn to develop Kalba

Published: 6 February 2020 - 9:15 a.m.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has allocated $1.4bn (AED5bn) to develop the city of Kalba in the emirate through various development and touristic projects, during his visit to the Kalba Kingfisher Retreat.

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As part of his visit, the Ruler of Sharjah also reviewed development projects in the city and additionally announced an allocation of $272.3m (AED1bn) for the Sharjah-Kalba Road project. Upon completiom the project will reduce travel time for commuters from 90 to 45 minutes.

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In a tweet, Sharjah Broadcasting Authority quoted Dr Sheikh Sultan, who said that the project will be completed by the end of 2020.

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The UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, revealed that the Ruler of Sharjah also announced several other projects in Kalba including a sports science academy, Rawaq Kalba Corniche, and a shopping mall, in addition to other projects that support the emirate’s move to develop the city and provide better living environment for the people.

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The Ruler of Sharjah announced these projects while delivering a speech at the Kalba Kingfisher Retreat that is built inside natural conservation.

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