Saturday, March 10, 2012

DM opens public parks and yards during Afforestaion Week

Dubai municipality opened total three parks, three yards and several green areas in different parts of Dubai as part of the activities of 32nd Afforestaion Week observed during 4-8 March.
Port Saeed Park in Diera, Nad Al Hamr Park and Naif Park are the newly opened parks this week. In addition, three yards in Al Barsha, Um Suqaim and Um Al Shaif were opened in the presence of Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Assistant Director Generals, a number of organisations involved in the initiative and school students.
Lootah said that establishing parks has a big role in the social development due to its direct link with family entertainment and development of environment and communities. We considered the climate change and global environmental situations aiming the reduction of environmental pollution, gas emissions and savings in energy consumption.
“Municipality applied highest international standards for buildings and green cities, to preserve our natural resources and environment. The ​​green roofs save 25% of the power. Therefore, the idea of ​​green roofs and heat insulation plants has been implemented in most of our projects, residential parks, and squares,” he said.
People can enjoy open parks with its eco-friendly facilities. It is expected to be a place for social interaction, activities, comfort, relaxation and fun in the downtown,” he added. 
Ahmed Abdul Karim, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture said that most of the parks in Dubai are designed in accordance with the common system of landscaping combining the engineering and nature.
We can see radial symmetry through the homogeneity of the trees on roadsides and walking tracks in parks, while the non-symmetrical green hills and curved lines in some areas and flowers are the natural characteristics.
The department planted hundreds of trees to provide shade and different seasonal trees, which gives diversified flowers and aromas in addition to flowering bushes, green areas and walls.  

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