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Book-publishing Free Zone To Be Set Up In Sharjah

Posted at 8:20AM Friday 09 Nov 2012

Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed, Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the construction of a book-publishing free zone in the emirate, according to the state news agency Wam, "to promote reading and the digital and traditional publishing industry towards a knowledge-based community".

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