As part of Sharjah Municipality's efforts to maintain the aesthetic
appearance of the city and ensure safety at the construction sites, the
municipality implemented periodic inspection visits and field trips by its
inspectors to under-construction sites. These visits aimed to crack down any
violations related to temporary fences, labor accommodations, site cleanliness,
safety precautions and tower cranes.
The municipality wanted to ensure that all necessary measures are
observed at the construction sites according to the regulations of the
contracting companies and engineering consultants as the municipality is keen
to provide safe work environment for workers and surrounding residents.
Eng. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarwan, Director of Building Inspection
Department (BID), said that the municipality inspectors will conduct inspection
visits regularly to crack down any building violations in the constructed and
under-construction commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
He pointed out that the building inspection transactions during the
first quarter of this year witnessed an increase of 5.3% compared to the first
quarter of 2018. The total of the transactions reached 3578, out of which 69
transactions submitted to add building additions in residential and
agricultural areas, 182 decoration permits for shops and industrial premises, and
442 temporary fence and service connection permits for construction purposes.
The BID has received 274 complaints through the municipality's call
center resulting in taking the necessary actions. The municipality conducts
inspection campaigns in residential, industrial and commercial areas to curb
building violations which reached 75 violations during the first quarter of the
year. The number of correctional measures that were taken during the same
period reached 418 measures regarding the different types of building
The municipality said that it’s making huge efforts to eliminate any
eyesores and ensure the safety of the sites across the emirate.
Jarwan stressed on the necessity of cooperation of contractors and consultants
with the municipality to maintain the public appearance of the smiley city of
Sharjah. He said, “We are partners in the ongoing development and urban boom in
Sharjah and as usual the municipality is providing support and total
cooperation with contractors, consultants and customers to deal with the
challenges and turn them into strategic objectives which fulfill our vision”.