Sharjah: His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday signed at his place of stay in the British capital, London, a contract to establish the first phase of a new botanical garden in Sharjah.
Located adjacent to Sharjah New Mosque at the Sharjah — Kalba intersection on Emirates Bypass Road, the project covers more than 600,000 square metres.
The unique and scientific project is an addition to Sharjah’s impressive record of achievements and compliments the educational, cultural and scientific vision of Ruler of Sharjah, as the new garden will house rare plant from around the world.
These plants will be documented to the latest international systems. An advanced educational and training centre for various age groups will be established as well as specialised research institutes in the fields of modern plant sciences.
The project will allow visitors, university students and researchers to learn about the rare plants and do research.
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 the Ruler of Sharjah to use scientific research and innovation to better deal with the challenges facing our societies, which push the wheel of progress in various areas.
The new botanical garden project is strategically located in Sharjah, and is accessible to visitors from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.