Dubai eco-park construction now 20 per cent complete
A reconstruction project that will see one of Dubai’s oldest parks transformed into an eco-friendly haven for the public is now 20 per cent complete, theeasterntribune.com reports.
The 3.7-acre Satwa Reservoir Park was originally built in 1980 and is famous for its centrepiece – a 40-metre tall water tank. The government announced recently that it would be the subject of an overhaul with the intention of boosting sustainability.
The municipal officers overseeing the project say the park, when finished, will rely completely on alternative energy sources. Solar power is set to become the primary method and will ensure the park’s facilities are able to operate without any reliance on the General Public Electricity association.
At present, Satwa Reservoir Park is one of six major parks in Dubai, all of which play an important part in the lives of locals, according to the emirate’s director of public parks and agriculture, Abdul Kareem Julfar.
He was quoted by arabianbusiness.com as saying:
“Dubai parks are the most important and busiest places in the country in terms of the number of visitors and events organised by various community groups on special occasions such as holidays and celebrations.”
He added: “The department is proud of its excellence in providing unique services ensuring the highest standards of comfort and cleanliness as well as maintaining the environment.”
With the project currently on schedule, the park is set to open to the general public at the end of 2014.
Author: Graeme Parton Date Written: 26 March 2014