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69 thousand business licenses processed

                                        last year in Sharjah



         Sultan Abdullah bin Hedda Al Suwaidi,                                businessmen and directly connect with   48
         Chairman of the Sharjah Economic                                     its customers through the complete
         Development department, revealed                                     digital transfer in its procedures and
         that the department accomplished                                     services with a perfect link with many
         68957 licenses last year. Al Suwaidi                                 local and federal departments and
         pointed out that commercial licenses                                 bodies, achieving a 5% increase in
         came in first place in terms of growth of                            the number of transactions achieved
         licenses issued and renewed, reaching                                through digital services.         SHARJAH ACTIVITIES
         44424, followed by Professional
         licenses which  amounted to 21627.                                   Sultan Abdullah bin Hedda Al
         Industrial licenses increased  to 2319                               Suwaidi said that the economy
         while, the total number of Etemad                                    of UAE and Sharjah is growing
         licenses were 587,  realizing 35%                                    sustainably and we still have a high
         growth rate compared to the same                                     per capita GDP, a diverse economic
         period in 2017. He said that the year
         2018 witnessed many achievements
         and initiatives, reflecting the vision of
         His Highness  Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin
         Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council
         Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to
         achieve sustainable development for
         the Emirate's economy.

         In an interview with “Al Khaleej” Arabic
         newspaper, the chairman of the Sharjah
         Economic development department,
         said that the department received
         4973 complaints in 2018, compared
         to  4527 in 2017, including 4076  of
         customer’s protection followed by
         419 complaints of commercial fraud,
         and 478 of service agents.


         Al Suwaidi said that the increase   materials, then furniture.       structure doubling the foreign
         of complaints is a proof of the                                      direct investments, driven by the
         department’s success in spreading   Al Suwaidi added that the department   wise vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr.
         awareness among consumers and      issued a number of economic reports,   Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi,
         investors about their rights and duties,   business licenses and the central   Supreme Council Member and
         explaining that the cars activity came   region manual, and succeeded in   Ruler of Sharjah, enhancing the
         first among the customer’s protection   designing and implementing a number   emirate’s economy and keeping its
         complaints followed by electronics,   of economic initiatives and policies to   high competitive ability as the third
         mobiles, households and construction   better communicate with investors and   biggest economy in the UAE.
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