Thursday, March 5, 2009

DM opens Plantation Week activities planting first trees planted at Al Barsha Pond Park

Dubai Municipality opened its activities to mark the Plantation Week this year, with an opening ceremony at the Pond Park at Al Barsha-2 and during which the officials planted the first trees in the park.
The opening ceremony was attended by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, accompanied by Mohammed bin Jassim Darwish, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of UAE Municipalities, assistants to the Director General of Dubai Municipality and directors of departments and guests who have participated in the first tree plantation in the park.
Lootah said that the park, built at a total cost of Dhs27.706 million at Al Barsha-2, will amount to a total area of about 21 hectares, with a big pond in the middle in an area of 10 hectares. The park, classified in the group of recreational parks, has a special area for meetings, in addition to the Plaza and a pedestrian walkway at around 35,000 sq metres. The park also includes a 1600 metre long cycling track, a 1500 metre long jogging track and a sports area of 1150 square meters.
The landscaping and greening work of the park was designed according to the latest systems for landscaping, which interact with the plant elements with other beauty elements to highlight the beauty of the park where each plant serves a specific role to the visitors and park-goers.
The total area for cultivation in the park is 7 hectares (70,000 square meters), where different groups of plants will be cultivated, which include the cultivation of 238 unripe palm trees, 207 decorative semi-palm trees, 667 decorative trees, 9,866 bushes, 197 creepers for covers and plant for the 714-meter long fences, a stretch of 12,800 square meters of soil area, 5,800 square metres of flowers, , with an area of 43,285 square metres for green spaces.
Horticulture work needs to be done for about three months period, which will be done by a national company specializing in the field of soil levelling and irrigation systems. An automatic irrigation system will be provided f irrigating the plants in the park depending on the treated sewage water source for irrigation.

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