Dubai to spend US$1.6 Billion to create 'green paradise' by 2025

Posted on 7th May 2014

green-burjDubai Municipality reported that it is planning to spend AED6 billion ($1.63 billion) to transform the emirate into a "green paradise" by 2025.

"We have plans for giant projects by 2025, which include the expansion of sewer lines and the irrigation network," said Salah Abdul Rahman Amiri, assistant director-general of the Municipality in comments published by news agency WAM.

"These are mainly concentrated on preparations for Expo 2020 as we want to make Dubai a green paradise," Amiri said, adding, that new legislation is also being planned to ensure that developers share the onus of expanding the green belt in the city. Amiri added over AED3 billion would be spent on improving and expanding the irrigation network by 2025, which augment the landscaping projects.

Around 45 million plants were planted in 2013 and the Municipality is expecting a five to 10 percent increase, depending on upcoming projects, the report said. Up to 30 small park projects are in the pipeline to add to the green lungs of the desert city which currently boasts about 7,000 hectares of green space.

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