Monday, November 23, 2009

Dubai Municipality to implement Green Parking Areas project

Dubai Municipality to implement Green Parking Areas project

Dubai Municipality has taken up a new initiative to introduce green parking areas in the Emirate of Dubai as part of the new criterion in green building specifications.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the green parking project aims to transform all parking areas in Dubai to cultivated areas.

"We will start the project with the Municipality parking areas and the parking lots of the projects, and the commercial and residential complexes. We will also seek the cooperation of the Roads and Transport Authority on the possibility of its application in all areas in the Emirate of Dubai, as per technical regulations," he said.

Lootah said that Dubai Municipality will implement the project in cooperation with the concerned authorities as part of spreading green areas along with the need to take into account environmental standards to achieve sustainable development and strengthen the culture of green environment and organic and visual harmony between the population and the urban fabric of the city.

"This is in line with our vision to create an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of living through the development of laws and regulations to keep pace with international standards in the field of sustainable development, by cultivating parking lots in the Emirate of Dubai," he said.

Lootah said that the project will be implemented gradually and in line with the green buildings and green roofs projects. "Dubai is witnessing tremendous growth in urbanization and as a result temperature in the region is rising. Green parking area is one of the environment friendly solutions adopted by the Dubai Municipality to meet the expected urban expansion," he said.

Lootah said the green parking area project is also significant in improving the environment and air, thereby improving the health of the community and the preservation of the ecosystem.

Photos: 1) Green Parking Area 2) Hussain Nasser Lootah

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