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Sharjah to Replace Cladding on over 200 Buildings to Reduce Fire Hazard

Sharjah. Mueed Ahmed
Sharjah. Mueed Ahmed
26 April 2023 | Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The government of Sharjah has announced the removal of fire hazard materials across 203 buildings in the emirate. 

Over $27 million has been committed by the government towards the first phase, which covers 40 towers residential and commercial towers.

Engineer Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Director of Technical Services at the Sharjah Municipality, said that phase one of the project aims to replace the combustible aluminium façades of these towers with non-combustible ones to mitigate fire risk.

In total 203 buildings across the emirate with over seven floors have been identified as hazardous, he said.

Aluminium composite cladding will be removed from the first 40 towers, Al Suwaidi said, before summer, then the buildings will be evaluated and hazardous materials replaced

In 2020 the Abbco high-rise tower was gutted when a blaze tore through it due to the banned cladding that was on it.

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