The Sharjah skyline.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – The ruler of Sharjah on Tuesday (March 24) announced a 10 percent discount on electricity bills in the emirate.
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, said that the discount scheme will run for four months.
Sheikh Sultan announced his decision at a radio show, saying that it is one of many measures that Sharjah is undertaking to reduce the financial burden of residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheikh Sultan said Sharjah will absorb the Dh230-million expected cost for imposing the discount. He also urged the public to stay at home whenever possible.
The Sharjah ruler’s announcement came after Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, announced a similar discount for DEWA bills in Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan said that a 10 percent discount on water and electricity bills will be given to all residential, commercial and industrial Dubai customers. The discount scheme in Dubai will run for three months.
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