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Dubai Municipality to double greenery in Dubai in 5 years

Waheed Abbas/Dubai
Filed on April 29, 2019
Dubai Municipality to double greenery in Dubai in 5 years

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Dubai Municipality plans to substantially increase greenery through plantation of new trees.

Dubai Municipality plans to substantially increase greenery across the emirate in the coming years through plantation of new trees as well as adding a big park, said a senior official.

"We are concentrating in making Dubai greener. In the next three to five years, the greenery will be more than doubled. Last year, we planted 50,000 trees in Dubai outside the parks on streets. We are trying to increase those numbers," said Dawood Al Hajiri, director general of Dubai Municipality.

Speaking after the inauguration of Beijing Expo 2019, Al Hajri said there are several Chinese agricultural companies based in the UAE and this expo will further increase Chinese firms' presence in Dubai and UAE.

He also revealed that Dubai Municipality is planning to set up a big park in the coming five years.

"We have not decided the location yet. It will be big park equipped with different kind of amenities. We are concentrating on making the city greener which would help improve environment and air quality of the city," he added. - waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com

 





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