Sharjah reviews efforts to equate with standards of Network for Age-Friendly Cities

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Tue 09-10-2018 23:31 PM

SHARJAH, 9th October, 2018 (WAM) — The Supreme Committee assigned to prepare Sharjah to join the Global Network for Age-friendly Cities has convened its ninth meeting under the Chairmanship of Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ruler’s Office, at the Ruler’s Office.

The meeting reviewed several issues on its agenda, discussed remarks on the committee’s strategic plan, discussed efforts equating with standards of Network for Age-Friendly Cities by Department of Statistics and Community Development.

The report pointed to the statistics achieved by the Department until 2018, where progress reached 134 available standards with a progress rate of 45.6 percent since July last year, 45 need to improve progress rate reached 40 percent, while the proportion of standards are unavailable and reduced from 15 to only 3 standards, an increase of 80 percent.

The meeting also discussed the report on the information exchange and experiences, which dealt with several points, and a number of general topics such as seminars and specialised workshops.

The statistics discussed during the meeting indicate the great work and the efforts exerted by various local authorities in the Government of Sharjah to meet the global standards set for Global Network for Age-friendly Cities.

WAM/Hazem Hussein/Tariq alfaham

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