Sat 21-07-2018 17:18 PM
LONDON, 21st July, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday signed a contract to establish the first phase of a new botanical garden in Sharjah.
The signing ceremony was held in the British capital, London, in the presence of officials.
Located adjacent to Sharjah New Mosque at the Sharjah – Kalba intersection with Emirates Bypass Road, the project covers more than 600,000 square metres. The unique and scientific project is an addition to Sharjah’s record of achievements and a complementation of the educational, cultural and scientific vision of the Ruler of Sharjah, as the new garden will house rare plants from different countries.
These plants will be documented according to the latest international systems, in addition to the establishment of advanced educational and training centres for different age groups, as well as specialised research institutes in modern plant science.
The project will allow visitors, citizens, residents, university students and researchers in various scientific specialisations to learn about these plants as well as increase their intellectual knowledge and information.
The new botanical garden, along with the Seed Bank and Herbarium in Al Dhaid City, is an important addition to Sharjah’s many scientific, educational and cultural institutions. It reflects the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan to use scientific research and innovation to better deal with the challenges facing societies.
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