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3578 building inspection transactions accomplished in Sharjah during first quarter


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 violations.

The municipality said that it’s making huge efforts to eliminate any eyesores and ensure the safety of the sites across the emirate.

Al 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”.