DM to open Clean up the World 2010

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality will open today the 4-day Clean up the World 2010 campaign in Dubai that will see nearly 25,000 volunteers joining hands to drive home the green message.

By (WAM)

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Published: Tue 26 Oct 2010, 1:27 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:35 PM

The campaign, which is observed this year under the banner “Communities Caring for Nature,” is held from 26 to 29 October 2010 at various sites across the emirate.

Hassan Makki, Director of Waste Management Department at the Municipality and Head of the Clean Up The World Team, said the campaign, which is organized for the 17th consecutive year by the Municipality, is the largest volunteer clean up drive in the country in terms of participation and collection of waste.

The Municipality’s Environmental Awareness Section will organize special awareness programmes for Dubai Municipality staff. The programmes include encouraging employees to participate in the Green Box campaign, which is a charity programme. They will be asked to deposit used materials such as electrical equipments, bags, stationery items and household furniture) for distributing them to the needy among the employees. In addition to that there will be Used Books Collection campaign, providing information on the occasion through email, sending SMS to Municipality mobile users and placing the campaign theme on the PCs in the Municipality.

The main areas for clean up activities will be Nadd Al Shiba, desert area in Wadi Al Amradi, bachelor accommodation areas in Al Quoz, Nadd Al Hamr, Al Khawaneej, Al Aweer area behind Defence Camp, Al Qusais Labour Camp and Ras Al Khor Natural Sanctuary.

Other areas include Jaddaf Fishermen’s Village, Jumeirah-1 Fishermen’s Village, Heritage Village area, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim open beaches, Hatta Tourist areas, Industrial areas, Jebel Ali Port Free Zone area, Diving Beach and Creek, and labour camps.

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