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Cleanliness drive in Al Ain to focus on tourist zones

Staff Report
Filed on December 24, 2013
Cleanliness drive in Al Ain to focus on tourist zones

Called ‘My Clean City’, the initiative serves as a call to take action for preserving the city’s flora and fauna.


A clean-up drive is being organised in Al Ain during the winter tourist season.

The Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi (CWM), in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality, the UAE University in Al Ain, and a group of student volunteers, have launched the public cleanliness campaign in the garden city.

Called ‘My Clean City’, the initiative serves as a call to take action for preserving the city’s flora and fauna. It also highlights the urgent need to preserve the aesthetic value and civic facilities of the Garden City through the voluntary participation of young people and families.

As part of the campaign, CWM – Abu Dhabi is distributing leaflets on general hygiene at public places throughout Al Ain.

The initiative particularly covers green areas that attract high footfall for entertainment, recreation, car and motorcycle racing. In addition to the Al Ittihad Street, from east to west, Bida bint Saud, Khatt Nahel, Khatt Al Zahab, Zakher area, and Khatm Alshuklah, tourist zones such as Jebel Hafeet, the green Mubazzarah Park and the zoo are also included in the scope of the campaign.

Through aggressive dissemination of information, the campaign is raising awareness among visitors to these sites on the importance of not leaving food remains and other wastes in the open in order to maintain a healthy environment.

Nael Al Shamsi – Al Ain Branch Manager, Centre of Waste Management, said: “This campaign is part of CWM’s continuing agenda to commemorate the 42nd National Day. We are looking to scale our efforts to enhance the level of environmental awareness in Al Ain, while intensifying the centre’s education and awareness programmes to protect the environment and ensure sustainable development.

“The campaign has been timed to coincide with the winter season, when wildlife preserves and areas with abundant natural vegetation attract people in significant numbers keen to enjoy the weather and venture into desert motorcycling, camping and other activities. We are confident that our latest efforts will protect the general appearance of Al Ain in addition to maintaining the cleanliness of our natural environments.”

Through its continued initiatives and campaigns, Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi seeks to implement effective waste management practices.

The centre also prioritises the promotion of reduced waste production while encouraging reuse and recycling among the public as part of its commitment to achieving a safe and clean environment.

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