Dubai to construct three parks
Dubai, April 3, 2008
As part of its ongoing efforts to spread greenery and offerrecreation space to the city's residents, Dubai Municipality will start in thenext few months construction works of three new residential parks in Al Mizhar1, Al Mizhar 2 and Nad Al Hamr at a total cost of Dh42 million ($11.43 million).
This was announced by acting director general of DubaiMunicipality Hussain Nasser Lootah. He also said that the projects design sectionhas recently completed the final designs of these parks with a new uniquelandscape formation for Nad Al Hamr Park.
"For the first time, the Nad Al Hamr Residential Parkwould have a unique plant formation in shapes of animals and a variety ofengineering patterns such as cubes. This would offer visitors a beautiful sightand a soothing experience," said Lootah.
He noted that the upcoming projects would add a total of 6.8hectors of greenery to the urban landscape in line with the Strategic Plan forDubai Municipality (2007-2011) which seeks to increase the per capita share ofgreenery to 23.4 square meter and raise the total area of cultivated land to3.15 per cent of the total urban land by 2011.
"The neighbourhood parks are being set up at variouslocations in the city taking into consideration the growing needs of people formore recreational space. Works on these parks would begin during the secondhalf of this year and they would take 10 to 12 months to complete," addedLootah.
Each of the parks would include several facilities andfeatures such as dedicated play grounds for children in the age-groups of twoto five years and six to 12 years, which would be provided with shaded areasfor resting in between the games.
The neighbourhood park in Nad Al Hamr would cost nearly Dh18million and it has an area of 3.8 hectors. Works on this project would begin inMay 2008.
The park in Al Mizhar 1 area would cost Dh22 million and itwould have an area of four hectors. Works of this project would begin in July2008. The Dh12 million Al Mizhar 2 Park would have a total area of 1.3 hectorsand its works would begin in August 2008.
"The needs of residents are identified based on a varietyof populace (such as kids, teens, adults, and old people) as well as the typeof residential units (detached villas, attached or semi-attached villas,multi-story apartments, etc). This will help serve each neighbourhood withunique recreational facilities," said Lootah. – TradeArabia NewsService
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