Sultan orders construction of publishing free zone in Sharjah

SHARJAH: H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah has ordered the construction of the first specialized book-publishing free zone in Sharjah as part of his efforts to promote reading and the digital and traditional publishing industry towards a knowledge-based community.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 31st Sharjah International Book Fair which was opened by Sheikh Sultan today at Expo Sharjah.

Sheikh Sultan also donated AED2 million in support to participating publishers. He called stakeholders of the Culture Without Borders initiative to use his financial support to upgrade libraries at Sharjah’s governmental departments.

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