Dubai to construct four new parks
Dubai, March 13, 2008
As part of its ongoing efforts to spread greenery and set up recreation space for residents in the city, Dubai Municipality has approved tenders worth over Dh33.4 million ($9.1 million) for constructing four new neighbourhood parks in Al Muhaisinah 1, Abu Hail, Al Qusais 2, and Al Qarhoud.
The projects have been recently given the go-ahead by deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE minister of finance and chairman of Dubai Municipality Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said acting director general of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah.
He noted that the upcoming projects would add a total of 6.37 hectors of greenery to the urban landscape in line with the Strategic Plan for Dubai Municipality (2007-2011) which seeks to increase the per capita share of greenery to 23.4 square meter and raise the total area of cultivated land to 3.15 per cent of the total urban land by 2011.
"The neighbourhood parks are being set up at various locations in the city taking into consideration the growing needs of people for more recreational space. Works of these parks would begin very soon and they would take nine to ten months to complete," said Lootah.
He added that each of the parks would include several facilities and features such as dedicated play grounds for children in the age-groups of 2-5 and 6-12 years, which would be provided with shaded areas for resting in between the games.
The neighbourhood park in Al Muhaisina 1 would cost nearly Dh11 million and it has an area of 1.7 hectors.
The park in Abu Hail would cost Dh7.8 million and it would be built in two phases with the first phase covering an area of 1.09 hectors and the second phase covering an area of 1.86 hectors.
This park would have a sports building with gymnasium and changing rooms and its sports facilities would include a grassed mini football field, basketball court, volleyball court, cricket practice area, jogging track, and a cycling track.
The park in Al Qusais 2 would cost Dh7.84 million and it has an area of 1.06 hectors. Its features include an entrance block with a mini mart.
The park in Al Garhoud would cost Dh6.75 million with the total area being 0.66 hectors. Its special features include a tennis court, apart from the normal features of the neighbourhood parks. – TradeArabia News Service