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25 new public parks to come up within two weeks

About 38 new public parks are under construction in various parts of Qatar, and 25 of these will be ready within the next two weeks.

The number of public parks in Qatar has grown 90 percent over the past two years, with 39 new parks now underway in the country, said Muhammad Ali Al Khori, the Director of the Public Parks at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

It is the responsibility of public parks department to develop new parks and maintain the existing ones in the country. The department works in collaboration with various municipalities, which are also responsible for management of these public parks, Al Khori said.

The new parks will include play areas for children and fitness equipment for adults. Further, 63 types of trees were introduced in Qatar for the first time through the newly-built park.

A new system of security has been introduced at public parks, the Director said. Under the old system, guards were given a room, used to monitor activity in the parks. However, with the new system that the public parks department is currently working on, guards will have easy access to manage security at parks.

Last year, the department surveyed some main roads of Doha, Al Khor, Al Wakrah and Al Rayyan about the need to plant more trees, but, due to construction works being carried on in these areas, the department faced problems. However, some roads were specified for planting more trees, he added.

Posted on 30/1/2013

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