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Jumeirah Lakes Towers ,V plots road works ,Dubai, 29/May/2009

Jumeirah Lakes Towers ,V plots road works ,Dubai, 29/May/2009




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Monday, May 18, 2009

Dubai Municipality launches Plantation Campaign in Hatta



Dubai Municipality launches Plantation Campaign in Hatta

Dubai Municipality has recently launched a campaign aimed at planting around 40,000 different trees in Hatta region. The move is part of a plan for greening 30% Hatta's land. The campaign includes allocation of 4 hectors for a nursery of local plants.

This was stated by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, who noted that the first phase of the plantation project includes cultivation of 10,000 trees in Hatta.

The campaign is being implemented as part of the execution of the directives of the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum regarding intensive plantation programme in different parts of the Emirate. The project shall be completed in four phases planting 10,000 trees in each phase.

According to Mr. Lootah, DM shall pay high attention for the above project abiding by its duties in accordance with the best practices fulfilling the targets, aspirations and hops of the people and visitors.

"Hatta has been selected for this project considering its attractive nature and related conveniences. The plantation sites include Hatta Fort roundabout, internal streets, the main road to Hatta roundabout, road to State of Oman …etc.," he said.

"The project targets to convert Hatta to a green land in line with the mountainous nature of the region as well as to increase the opportunities for domestic and external tourism by converting 30% of its land to green plots and preparing them as locations for travelling, games and related entertainments," said Lootah.

Apart from naturally growing plants, the treated drainage water from Hatta Water Treatment Plant also shall be utilized for the project. This water is expected to be doubled from 250 to 500 gallon per day in the immediate future.

The plants are selected considering its capacity to grow in the area overcoming the hard environmental aspects and the possibility to get its own water and nourishment. These plants are distinguished by its immunity against the botanical diseases and capacity to prevent soil erosion, fight desertification and prevent the sand encroachment in addition to its significant role in producing oxygen and purifying atmosphere.

Mr. Ahmad Abdul Kareem, Director, Public Parks and Horticulture Department said that the department will provide the areas allocated for the project with a drip irrigation system enabling the roots of plants to grow in depth and reach into the natural ground water. This system shall be stopped after five years leaving the plants to depend on themselves and shall be diverted to the new areas of plantation.

As part of the campaign the Municipality has allocated four hectares to establish a special nursery for fruitful plants of local environment so as to extend its services to the people of the region similar to the services provided by the central nursery in Dubai city.

Mr. Abdul Kareem praised the people of Hatta for their constant support and cooperation which encouraged the Municipality to take a decision for the launching of this campaign and extend its agricultural services to the people of the region, adding that the civic body will start planting the surrounding areas of the residences of the citizens based on applications to the Municipality.

The plantation campaign has been launched with the participation of the local people in the presence of a number of officials from the government and federal departments.

Dubai Municipality launches Plantation Campaign in Hatta



Dubai Municipality launches Plantation Campaign in Hatta

Dubai Municipality has recently launched a campaign aimed at planting around 40,000 different trees in Hatta region. The move is part of a plan for greening 30% Hatta's land. The campaign includes allocation of 4 hectors for a nursery of local plants.

This was stated by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, who noted that the first phase of the plantation project includes cultivation of 10,000 trees in Hatta.

The campaign is being implemented as part of the execution of the directives of the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum regarding intensive plantation programme in different parts of the Emirate. The project shall be completed in four phases planting 10,000 trees in each phase.

According to Mr. Lootah, DM shall pay high attention for the above project abiding by its duties in accordance with the best practices fulfilling the targets, aspirations and hops of the people and visitors.

"Hatta has been selected for this project considering its attractive nature and related conveniences. The plantation sites include Hatta Fort roundabout, internal streets, the main road to Hatta roundabout, road to State of Oman …etc.," he said.

"The project targets to convert Hatta to a green land in line with the mountainous nature of the region as well as to increase the opportunities for domestic and external tourism by converting 30% of its land to green plots and preparing them as locations for travelling, games and related entertainments," said Lootah.

Apart from naturally growing plants, the treated drainage water from Hatta Water Treatment Plant also shall be utilized for the project. This water is expected to be doubled from 250 to 500 gallon per day in the immediate future.

The plants are selected considering its capacity to grow in the area overcoming the hard environmental aspects and the possibility to get its own water and nourishment. These plants are distinguished by its immunity against the botanical diseases and capacity to prevent soil erosion, fight desertification and prevent the sand encroachment in addition to its significant role in producing oxygen and purifying atmosphere.

Mr. Ahmad Abdul Kareem, Director, Public Parks and Horticulture Department said that the department will provide the areas allocated for the project with a drip irrigation system enabling the roots of plants to grow in depth and reach into the natural ground water. This system shall be stopped after five years leaving the plants to depend on themselves and shall be diverted to the new areas of plantation.

As part of the campaign the Municipality has allocated four hectares to establish a special nursery for fruitful plants of local environment so as to extend its services to the people of the region similar to the services provided by the central nursery in Dubai city.

Mr. Abdul Kareem praised the people of Hatta for their constant support and cooperation which encouraged the Municipality to take a decision for the launching of this campaign and extend its agricultural services to the people of the region, adding that the civic body will start planting the surrounding areas of the residences of the citizens based on applications to the Municipality.

The plantation campaign has been launched with the participation of the local people in the presence of a number of officials from the government and federal departments.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sheikh Zayed Road,Dubai photos, May 2009

Sheikh Zayed Road,Dubai photos, May 2009


Dubai Marina , new hotel photo, May 2009

Dubai Marina , new hotel photo, May 2009

Dubai and US City Phoenix sign MOU



Dubai and US City Phoenix sign MOU

DM delegation also attends 5th World Cities Forum, Chicago

Dubai and the US city of Phoenix signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation aimed at cementing friendship and cooperation, exchanging expertise and supporting economic and tourism projects between the two cities.

The MOU was signed between Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Phil Jordan, the Mayor of Phoenix in the presence of Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri, the UAE Minister of Economy.

The signing ceremony took place at Phoenix Municipal Council during a visit made by a delegation from Dubai Municipality to the US recently. The MoU will come into effect subject to the approval of the Phoenix Municipal Council members.

The agreement comes in line with the excellent friendship relations between the UAE and the US, and as part of the strategic partnership that promotes the efforts to strengthen mutual interactions between the two countries in all fields including the economy, culture and education.

Dubai has already entered in to similar agreements with 16 cities from various continents around the world.

During his address to the Municipal Council, Lootah underlined the importance of such agreements in promoting cooperation and friendship between cities, noting that Dubai carefully selects its sister cities for agreements of cooperation.

He said that both Dubai and Phoenix share several common characteristics such as weather, economy and population growth and there is a common desire to foster cooperation in other related areas.

Lootah noted that mutual visits between the officials of both cities had cleared the way for laying the foundations of the MOU, adding that the agreement would be a shot in the arm for the entire municipal work in Dubai in the same way that previous agreements benefited the city.

Al Mansouri said that the relations between the UAE and the US, translated into several agreements and MOUs, are solid and friendly, and the recent agreement in municipal work will further boost the existing relations.
He added that the large scale projects that are being implemented in the UAE had already attracted profound international attention making Dubai a prominent tourist and business destination. It was certain that the agreement was set on solid foundations and both sides have expertise and sincere desire to discuss its various aspects, Al Mansouri said.

The agreement also creates an appropriate framework to reflect the partnership among active economic, cultural and scientific sections in both countries. It also aims at developing and enhancing partnerships and friendships as well as promoting a fruitful and effective cooperation in the economic, cultural and scientific areas.

The Municipality delegation also included Ismail al-Banna, Director of International Organizations and Bodies Department, Mohamed Najib Al Saleh, Head of the Planning Studies Section at the Planning Department and Farhan Hassan Al Marzouqi, Head of Corporate Marketing and Exhibitions Section in the Corporate Marketing and Relations Department.

The delegation also participated in the meetings of the 5th World Cities Forum convened in Chicago which was attended by the US Vice President.
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