Qusais landfill to be fenced with trees, shrubs to reduce foul smell

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Qusais landfill to be fenced with trees, shrubs to reduce foul smell
The civic body is also undertaking the work of fencing the Qusais landfill with trees and shrubs.

Dubai - The two projects are Dh20 million, out of which Dh13 million will be used for the beautification and cultivation of the intersection.

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Published: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 8:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 10:52 PM

The Dubai Municipality is currently implementing the beautification work of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Amman Road intersection in Al Muhaisinah.
The civic body is also undertaking the work of fencing the Qusais landfill with trees and shrubs. The project also includes an extension of a modern irrigation network to the landfill site, which will contribute to the elimination of odours while reducing the carbon footprint.
"While implementing the project, we have taken into account the remarks from the residents of the area on the smell emitting from the landfill," said Talib Abdulkarim Julfar, assistant director-general at the Dubai Municipality for the environment and public health services.
He said the cost of the two projects is Dh20 million, out of which Dh13 million will be used for the beautification and cultivation of the intersection. "The work of plantation in Qusais landfill was launched last October and will be completed by September this year. The project worth Dh7 million was awarded to a national company," said Julfar. 
"Fencing of the landfill with trees and shrubs will include planting 4,500 trees and some 25,000 shrubs on four sides," said Saeed Safar, head of irrigation projects.
"The contractor has started the work on the Sharjah side of the fence to stop the emission of odour to the emirate, as well as the extension of 6km of water connections and the work of irrigation water reservoirs with a capacity of 500 cubic metres for irrigating plants," he said.
Safar added that the project will include the establishment of three lines of trees and four lines of shrubs to form a plant eyebrow that is capable of reducing the smells and at the same time creating an aesthetic shape for the landfill.
He pointed out that the irrigation and plantation project for the intersection, at a cost of Dh13 million, is due to be completed in February. "It is aimed at beautifying Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road from the Sharjah side by planting 67,000 square metres of trees, 21,000 shrubs, 400 large trees, and 66,000 square metres of multiple beautification works," said Safar.
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