Finding your way around in Sharjah is get a whole lot easier.
According to recent news reported by the Gulf News, the Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) has started a full rollout of a postal code system which gives areas unique addresses linked to the geographical information system (GIS) as per international standards.
Using 102,076 signboards and the postal code proposed by the Emirates Post Group, the new system ensures precise identification of destinations. The system also aims to raise the efficiency of postal services in the emirate so that all segments of society, including emergency services, and other service sectors, can now easily identify locations and destinations via the city’s streets and roads.
The new postal code system “falls within the emirate’s vision to enhance the competitive edge of Sharjah in the social and economic fronts and promote social welfare levels to be on par with the world’s most developed cities,” said Shaikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman of SUPC.
A mobile map application for the new postal code system has also been launched and helps users locate the exact street address.