Sharjah Executive Council nods to set up ‘Virtual Ruwad Incubator’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) has approved the proposal to establish a “Virtual Ruwad Incubator”, which aims to enhance the business environment in the emirate.

The proposal was approved at the council meeting. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired the council’s meeting at the Ruler’s Office, in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.

During the meeting, the council discussed various topics on its agenda in line with Sharjah’s vision and growth in order to better serve its citizens and residents.

According to the statement, “The virtual incubator will help to reduce costs for entrepreneurs for some activities that do not require the presence of headquarters for economic activities or field inspection, with continuing to apply other requirements that enhance the services provided in accordance with economic, social, legal and other standards.”

Furthermore, the council discussed a variety of proposals for improving the business environment in the travel and tourism industry to suit diverse conditions and crises, as well as establishing flexible procedures to create a balance between sectors and boost competitiveness.

During the meeting, the council directed to study the proposals in coordination with the concerned authorities, in accordance with a legal framework that contributes to the development of the legislative structure of the travel and tourism sector.

As per the statement, “The council reviewed a report on the re-engineering building permit procedures in the emirate through electronic connectivity between the competent authorities, contributing in facilitating procedures, reducing service delivery time, enhancing coordination between government agencies, with taking advantage of modern technologies.” The report dealt with the stages of evaluating the services and proposed solutions.

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