As part of the ongoing "Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees” campaign to plant a million trees, 30 students from Al Aziziya Youth Centre joined hands with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to plant trees at ‘Roads Surrounding Al Rayyan Stadium Development Project.’
The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar is implementing the campaign, which will continue until the end of 2021. The committee works under the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), in co-ordination with several ministries and other entities such as the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Railway Company, Private Engineering Bureau among others.
Students planting trees
Roads Surrounding Al Rayyan Stadium Development Project
The Committee is responsible for five major tasks including the construction of central public parks, provision of dedicated lanes for pedestrians and bicycles, development of the Doha Corniche, development of Central Doha and increasing afforestation and greenery areas.
While taking part in the campaign, student Yassin Walid said it’s the duty to students in Qatar to participate in the campaign. “Planting and preserving trees is our responsibility,” he added.
‘Roads surrounding Al Rayyan Stadium Development Project,’being implemented by Ashghal, includes planting 216 trees and about 40,000sq m landscaping.
The supervisory committee’s work will enhance sustainability through minimising environmental pollution and reducing the emission of CO2 through minimised consumption and conservation of energy resources. It focuses on the provision of more public transport options aiming at reduced use of private cars and improved lifestyle through clean and safe transportation.
The project also works for ensuring a healthy environment within residential neighbourhoods and places of public gathering through increased afforestation and landscaping, which will greatly help in reducing the temperature in cities.