Thursday, March 10, 2011

DM ends 31st Plantation Week celebrations by opening 7th park

Dubai Municipality ended its celebrations marking the 31st Plantation Week by opening the 7th park in Up Town Mirdiff on Thursday. Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Investment Park opened the park in the presence of Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and a large number of senior officials of the Municipality. Earlier in the day, Eng. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the RTA opened Al Barsha-2 Park.

Speaking on the occasion, Al Tayer pointed out the importance of establishing parks in residential neighbourhoods and an interest in and the importance of their role in reflecting the community development aspects.

He praised the efforts undertaken by Dubai Municipality in this area, which contribute to strengthening the security infrastructure of the Emirate of Dubai in all respects, pointing out that the availability of public parks with advanced facilities and designs is one of the complementary and necessary elements to achieve strategic objectives.

Al Tayer praised the approach taken by Dubai Municipality in the establishment of such extensive gardens and facilities.

Lootah said the park, set up at area of 18,000 square metres, is classified in the group of residential neighbourhood parks and will serve the residents of Al Barsha-2.

As part of the activities of Dubai Municipality on the occasion of the 31st Plantation Week new parks were opened during the week at Al Barsha-3, Muhaisina, Abu Hail, Al Barsha-1 and Al Sufooh.

The parks contain most advanced facilities like jogging track with international specifications, football, volleyball, basket ball, beach volleyball and lawn tennis courts, fitness equipments, rest areas, play areas for kids, shaded and open areas, in addition to a canteen.

Also during the week, trees were planted on various locations across the city, in addition to launching green initiatives, including Dubai Award for Horticulture and Gardening. The Municipality also launched campaigns such as Green Roofs and conducted horticulture workshops.

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