Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Shurooq wins Arab Organization for Social Responsibility Award  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 17/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has won the 3rd Arab Organization for Social Responsibility Award for outstanding environmental initiatives in recognition of the Authority's remarkable development projects in environment protection, most notably the Kalba Eco-tourism Project which was launched in collaboration with the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA), and is considered as the largest ecotourism project in the UAE and the entire region.



HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, received the golden trophy and the Certificate of Excellence from the President of Tatweej Academy for Excellence Awards 2014 in the Arab Region, Mr. Pierre Moukarzel, during the annual award ceremony which was held at Al Murooj Rotana Dubai. A number of entities and organisations were honoured in recognition of their outstanding performance in social responsibility. The ceremony was attended by VIPs, business leaders, and special guests from across the Arab countries



The award highlights outstanding environmental initiatives launched and supported by public and private sectors in member countries of the Arab League. These initiatives include smart building concepts, the rational use of energy, green urban development, beach clean-ups, greenhouse gas reduction, and carbon emission solutions



Launched by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in May 2012, the Kalba Eco-tourism Project Development was highly recognised by the judging panel, due to its outstanding contribution to preserving natural resources and protecting the environment and wildlife. The project is situated in Kalba, an exclave of the emirate of Sharjah lying along the UAE - Oman border, 15 kilometres to the south of Fujairah



HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal stated that Shurooq places the environment at the forefront of its strategic objectives in its various projects under development or management. "This attention to the environment is a matter of course in all our activities in order to preserve the environment of the Emirate and the UAE and to maintain the achievements made under the leadership of His Highness Ruler of Sharjah and the directives of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority," he said.



"As part of its corporate social responsibility and its commitment to promote the emirate's unique tourist attractions, the Authority is striving to preserve the country's rich environmental legacy and develop projects that serve the interests of the nation, while providing a new tourist destination," he clarified



He added that the Kalba Eco-tourism Project was sure to be highly received by ecotourism enthusiasts in the world as it will offer a numerous facilities and activities and will be a destination of choice for natural beauty lovers in the region. Through this project, Shurooq aims to protect natural life in the region and contribute to sustainable development



He continued: "This award will inspire us to pioneer more initiatives in environment protection such as utilising solar energy in power generation for lights in some of our leisure and tourist facilities. We will continue our efforts in waste recycling and using environment friendly materials in addition to the environment protection campaigns which we are planning to carry out in collaboration with our partners and visitors of our various facilities



The three-phase project is expected to be completed in six years. The first phase is currently under way and will see the redevelopment of Al Hafiya and Al Qurm. As part of the project, endangered animals and birds has been released in the conservation area, and archaeological sites within the area will be restored



The second phase of the project will involve the development of Kalba Creek and the construction of a commercial complex, in addition to developing recreational spaces for visitors. The project also envisages the development of a number of islands in the creek, as well as rehabilitation of their natural environments



The third phase of the project will focus on tourism and will witness 300 rooms spanning hotels and lodges overlooking the Gulf of Oman being built in line with eco-friendly standards. An art centre and marine hobbies and diving centre will be built, and exploration expeditions to Kalba Creek and the Mangroves will be organised for visitors



Through this project, Shurooq aims to significantly reduce environmental degradation, save endangered species, maintain biodiversity, and develop ecotourism sector in the country, as this sector is one of the latest tourism attractions in the world.



Shurooq is committed to social responsibility, towards its employees, the community, and the environment in its various projects. This commitment has been apparent through a number of initiatives aimed at improving living conditions of people, create jobs, improve services, and preserve environment for better community and sustainable future



Established in 2009, Shurooq strives to encourage investment in the emirate of Sharjah by adopting the best international standards in providing quality services that help attract investors from the region and the world



Shurooq's key mission is to provide facilities and incentives to help overcome obstacles facing investment activities in the Emirate, evaluate tourism and investment related infrastructure projects, and lay down the necessary plans to complete such projects



In recognition of its overall accomplishments, Shurooq has been named The Banking Awards 2013 - FDI Agency of the Year in the MENA region in The European's Global Banking and Finance Awards


About Shurooq
Shurooq

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 28 2014 - Saudi- Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brainArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) WASHINGTON: Harry Potter swoops around on his broom faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading it's the ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Saudi- Fleeting celeb friendships and moreArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) 'Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.'You must have encountered many such meaningful lines written on friendship through the ages. But ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Saudi- Women dislike about menArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The ten things women dislike most about their husbands...distilled from years of research. Look you don't have to agree you might have an eleventh very good reason but this is my ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Israel claims plotto hit stadium foiledArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JERUSALEM: Israel claims to have thwarted a planned attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Jerusalem's biggest football stadium arresting 30 suspected militants commanded from ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Islamic State jams mobiles in MosulArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BAGHDAD: Residents in the militant-held Iraqi city of Mosul say militants with the Islamic State group have blocked all mobile phone networks in the town.Several residents said ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Winter brings fresh misery to Gaza war-hitArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) GAZA CITY: As the wind whistles through gaping holes in her ruined house 62-year-old Suad Al-Zaza and her daughter huddle together for warmth on a bed made of a wooden door laid ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Saudi- Not a trouble but a giftArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Have you ever thought you have come to the end of your tether Or that you have suffered a lot That everyone is against you That people do not understand you and that the course ...

 Nov 28 2014 - 'A difficult but most fruitful Journey'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Muhammad Ishaaq formerly Girish KS Udupa an upper caste Hindu narrates his story about his conversion to Islam.I WAS born and brought up in an upper class Hindu Brahmin family of ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Saudi- Omaran inspiring leaderArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Omar also promised not to send the Muslim armies 'into destruction' meaning that he would not send the armies out unless the risks were evaluated and deemed acceptable. He ...

 Nov 28 2014 - Learning to love prayersArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Skipping prayers is unfortunately something common among many Muslims. Many nonetheless keep going back to prayers out of fear and rightfully so of Allah majestic in His praise. ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help