Bahrain launches nationwide 'go green' drive
Manama, July 21, 2008
Bahrain is planning to increase the length of its beachfronts and the size of greenery in its landscapes nationwide, it was announced.
The length of beachfronts will increase by two per cent on a yearly basis, while 50,000 sq m of greenery will be added to landscapes.
The beachfronts projects will be carried out in co-operation with the private sector, said Municipalities and Agriculture minister Mansoor bin Rajab.
'This will be implemented through a strategic plan. Beautifying the landscape will be carried out with modern irrigation systems and treated water,' he said.
The minister said that improving the standards of agricultural services offered to farmers was also a top priority.
'These include methods on preparing land for agriculture, consultations, awareness campaigns, plant protection and irrigation,' he said.
'The ministry is also taking an interest in family recreation projects by building public parks and various tourist attractions,' he said.
The minister said that every governorate would have a central park. Special interest will be given to revitalising natural springs where available. These springs will be turned into tourist attractions and offer investment opportunities to the private sector,' he noted.
'The ministry also aims to develop the residents' living environment through a towns and villages development project, which offers construction aid to families under certain criteria.'
He said it would offer the service to 3,000 Bahraini families every year.
'The ministry is taking the initiative to protect environment and tackle issues like air pollution, destruction of marine life and cleanliness of towns and villages.'
Bin Rajab said that his ministry was keen to maintain the beauty of towns and villages by providing modern technology to clear waste in co-operation with international companies.-TradeArabia News Service