The Hamriyah Municipality in Sharjah was able to meet all the standards and requirements of the global blue flag program after harnessing all its capabilities and efforts in ensuring marine water quality, environmental education and environmental management of Hamriyah Beach.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) awarded the Hamriyah Beach Blue Flag certificate after evaluating all the criteria used to evaluate beaches and marinas, which follow strict standards concerned with water quality, education, environmental information and environmental management, as well as safety and services, so that Hamriyah Beach is among the international beaches that are included in this list.
The Hamriyah Municipality received the Blue Flag at an event held on Hamriyah Beach to obtain the Blue Flag for the 2021-2022 season, in a first achievement at the level of beaches and marinas in the Emirate of Sharjah, by aligning the Hamriyah beach for accreditation and achieving the highest rates of public safety and high-quality services.
With this entitlement, the Hamriya Municipality records its great achievement by achieving an added value for the environment of the region and the society of the Emirate of Sharjah, within the framework of the municipality’s commitment to strengthening its business system and service procedures in accordance with the approved international standards, through the pioneering international volunteer program managed by the Environmental Education Foundation “FEE”, which is an international organization. Non governmental.
Dr. Khalifa Musabah Al Tunaiji, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah and Chairman of the Department of Municipalities, Agriculture and Livestock Wealth, and Dr. Tariq Sultan bin Khadim, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, Head of the Human Resources Department and Vice-President of the World Federation for the Disabled, Chairman of the Board Management of Al-Thiqa Club for the Disabled, Hamid Saif bin Samha Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Municipal Council of Al Hamriya District, Hamid Fayez Al Shamsi, Vice President of the Municipal Council of Al Hamriya District, and Colonel Yousef Obaid bin Harmoul, Director of the Comprehensive Police Stations Department in Sharjah Police.
During the occasion, the blue flag was hoisted on the Hamriya beach, amid everyone’s joy at this global achievement, which is added to the balance of the Emirate of Sharjah and its keenness in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council for the continuous improvement of the facilities of the Emirate of Sharjah.
The efforts of the Hamriyah Municipality in the field of water quality in the Hamriyah Sea and the municipality’s commitment to the requirements of periodic qualitative sampling of water and the analysis of its quality and physical and chemical conformity were reviewed.
In the field of environmental management, a committee has been formed with the main task of managing the beach and beach facilities, following up the regulations and instructions, the continuous cleanliness of the beach, sorting waste, and maintaining maintenance work for the various facilities and facilities in which the Hamriyah Sea shore abounds, as well as in the field of safety and services, providing lifeguards, rescue equipment and first aid, and providing emergency plans.
Dr. Khalifa Musabeh Al Tunaiji, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah and Head of the Department of Municipalities, Agriculture and Livestock Affairs, stressed the importance of this high achievement for the Emirate of Sharjah, which the Hamriyah Municipality has begun to implement to obtain the Blue Flag of Hamriyah Beach.
He pointed out that this achievement, which the Emirate of Sharjah is proud of, is added to the series of great achievements that it is proud of thanks to the support of the wise leadership to upgrade the environmental and service system.
Mubarak Rashid Al Shamsi, Director of Hamriyah Municipality, indicated that this global achievement was achieved as a result of the care given by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, to achieve sustainability in the services provided by the Hamriyah Municipality.
Al Shamsi stressed: that the Blue Flag program is a vital and distinctive global program, and a mark of international quality, and that the Hamriyah Municipality is represented by all its working cadres from various departments, departments and its specialized teams worked continuously on the international program “Blue Flag” until obtaining the blue flag mark for Hamriyah Beach. And that is after meeting all the required international standards.
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