Dubai completes key Expo 2020 landscaping projects
Dubai Municipality (DM) has announced the completion of several landscaping projects on all roads and major intersections leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
These projects were completed for AED 205 million ($ 56 million) and cover over 2 million square meters and include the expansion of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, Expo Street and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street towards Expo 2020 Dubai Website.
More than 20,000 trees have been used to create a green belt along the roadsides of the area and over four million seedlings have been planted around the roads leading to the venue. Around two million seedlings were also planted on the site of the mega-event.
General Manager Dawoud Al Hajri said, “The City of Dubai is using the latest technology and vertical farming method to implement its landscaping projects across the city and public parks.”
“By expanding the green spaces, we will be able to achieve sustainability in the horticultural sector, improve air quality, and strengthen the community’s mental and physical health,” he said.
The Dubai Municipality’s landscaping project also included key landmarks near the Expo 2020 Dubai site, including the entrance to the Dubai Parks, covering a total of 177,123 square meters.
The steel landscaping work covered an area of around 109,000 m². In addition, the main irrigation lines were extended by 10.3 km and the secondary lines by 60.1 km. A pumping station with a concrete tank for irrigation water valued at around AED 40 million has also been built, the top official said.
Al Hajri highlighted the efforts of the Dubai Municipality to improve the aesthetic appearance and beauty of the area leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai site by implementing best practices to match the status of the international mega-event.
“As part of the project, the municipality extended 58 km of main irrigation lines and 234 km of sub-lines. In addition, three main pumping stations and three concrete tanks were built to store the irrigation water. Planting has been carried out around the exhibition area for a length of about 21 km, “he added.– TradeArabia news service