Construction starts on expansion of Umm Al Quwain free zone

Construction has started on plans to expand Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone amid rising demand from new clients.

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for new office premises and warehouses to keep up with "rapidly rising demand".

The facilities are scheduled to be completed by March 2020, a statement said.

It added that the new free zone location will span across a total area of two million square metres.

Sheikh Khalid Bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, chairman of Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ), said: "We are pleased to kick start the ambitious expansion project to facilitate and boost the growth of the investors who have been showing enormous trust and confidence in the free zone since its inception.

"The new free zone location is poised to become a strategic economic hub and is conveniently located near the highly accessible state highway, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road, connecting UAQ with the emirates of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Proximity to two international airports as well as multiple seaports, make it logistically ideal."