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Public unhappy over maintenance of parks in residential locations

Several residents have expressed dissatisfaction about public parks in residential localities, a survey report by local media revealed.

The latest survey by Al Sharq newspaper revealed that the public are unhappy about the facilities and maintenance of parks in residential areas.

Nearly 68percent of survey respondents expressed dissatisfaction about the location of parks in certain areas, while another 65percent said they are unhappy about the facilities within the park. About 70percent said they felt that parks are not spacious enough.

One of the respondents to the survey, urged the authorities to develop public parks and introduce more games and activities for kids, apart from restaurants. He pointed out that Áspire Park’ would serve as suitable role model, as it has sufficient space and amenities.

Another respondent too emphasized on necessity of more parks, as many people go to Corniche, and the place is getting crowded. Parks will have to open up a range of activities to attract people. The Al Muntazah park, for instance, is completely neglected, while the Al Wakrah area needs more parks, he pointed out.

The officials at the Department of Public Parks in Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning said that they have lined up a range of plans to develop, decorate and unveil new parks this year. The department revealed that already 36 such projects are under progress in 46 locations.

The project has allocated QR326mn to all municipal areas in the country, which includes maintenance of Gharafa Park, construction of play area in Rayan area, and to develop three new parks and play yards within Doha.

Further, the Department of Public Parks also maintains special mobile basins of plants and flowers to decorate the venues on important occasions.

Posted on 25/7/2011

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