Ruler of Sharjah issues Emiri decree on general census of population, housing and facilities

SHARJAH, 11th February, 2015 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri decree No.7 of 2015 regarding conduction of a general census of population, housing and facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah.

According to the decree, a higher committee named: “The Higher Committee for Population Census in the Emirate” will be established to supervise the census. The Executive Council will issue a resolution to form the committee.

The census aims to provide an accurate statistical data on economic, social, demographic, agricultural, environmental, energy and other sectors in the Emirate of Sharjah.

The decree states that census will start with effect from October 20, 2015. The decree will become effective from the date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

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SOURCE: Wam