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Mohammed bin Rashid: We start from where the world ended by implementing innovative projects that preserve our environment

  • Vice President of the State during his briefing on Dubai Municipality projects in the field of sustainability.



His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, confirmed that environmental sustainability is one of the strategic priorities for the development and development plans in the UAE, through rationalizing resources and implementing innovative projects and ideas that provide practical and effective solutions to environmental challenges. , Which the world shares in facing.

Mohamed Ben Rached:

- “We have projects, initiatives and programs aimed at achieving the highest levels of sustainability towards a future free of challenges.”

- "A clean environment is a legacy that we will leave to future generations ... and an important component of the quality of life that we seek for our people ... now and in the future."

- “We monitor and monitor the best global environmental practices, choose the best ones, and develop them in line with the needs of our society.”

His Highness indicated that the development approach pursued by the UAE requires the creation and implementation of ideas that help meet the requirements of development in a manner that takes into account the environmental dimension, which enjoys all attention in our country, which is evident through the projects, initiatives and programs that are implemented, whether by the government. Or, in cooperation with the private sector, in order to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, which is one of the important guarantees for building a future free of challenges that may constitute a burden on society.

His Highness said: “A clean environment is a legacy that we will leave for future generations, and an important component of the quality of life that we seek for our people in the present or the future.

We monitor and monitor the best global environmental practices, selecting the best ones and developing them according to the needs of our community.

And we start from where the world ended by implementing innovative projects that preserve our environment, guarantee the health and safety of everyone who lives on the land of the Emirates ... and support a model for development efforts that place preserving a clean, healthy and sustainable environment among the priorities of development plans.

This came during the briefing of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Supreme Chair of the Emirates Airline Group, on a set of Dubai Municipality projects in the field of sustainability and environmental preservation, with a total value of To 6.6 billion dirhams.

Among the most important is the Dubai Center for Waste Treatment in Warsan, one of the largest energy projects in the world in terms of absorptive capacity, with investments amounting to four billion dirhams, and with a capacity of about 1,000 trucks per day.

His Highness was also briefed about the public beaches development project in Dubai, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary development project, as well as the first open garden on Al Mamzar Creek, which will be built within the Green Dubai project.

His Highness listened to an explanation from the Director General of Dubai Municipality, Engineer Dawood Al Hajri, about the details of the huge project, which will be implemented in the Warsan area, and it is among the most important infrastructure projects that will meet the current and future needs of the emirate, in the context of developing and enhancing the capabilities of vital infrastructure and its sustainability. As part of Dubai's vision to become the most sustainable and smart city in the world.

The project includes several basic buildings, on a building area of ​​350 thousand square meters, which are: a waste weight unit, 27 gates for receiving waste, a waste storage room 143 meters long and 11 meters deep, equivalent to five floors, and five furnaces for incineration with a temperature of up to 1100 degrees Celsius, steam generation and electricity generation area, 15,000 refineries for gas treatment, in addition to a 70-meter chimney, treatment and separation area for minerals from ashes resulting from burning waste, and a yard for collecting and stirring the formed ash.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was also briefed on the "Development of Public Beaches in Dubai", one of the development projects aimed at strengthening public beaches with an integrated infrastructure of facilities, at a value of about 500 million dirhams.

The project includes developing an area of ​​approximately one million square meters of the emirate’s beaches, starting from Khor Al Mamzar Beach, until Umm Suqeim Second Beach, and will be worked on in three phases: The first includes Khor Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche with a total length of 4,250 meters, the first Jumeirah Beach and Al Shorouk Beach along 2150 meters, within the second phase, while the third phase will include the beaches of Jumeirah III, Umm Suqeim 1 and Umm Suqeim II, with a length of 6015 meters.

The project provides service and recreational facilities in all public beaches, to meet the needs of its users, and the project includes rehabilitating beaches, increasing areas for swimming, providing areas for practicing marine and sports activities, allocating jogging and cycling tracks, to encourage and develop sports and healthy lifestyles in the emirate, and enhance ease of access People of determination for those facilities and services, in addition to providing a host of other advantages.

His Highness, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also listened to an explanation about the project "Developing the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary", which aims to enhance the ecosystems and biodiversity in Dubai, at a cost of about 100 million dirhams.

The project includes increasing the area of ​​wet surfaces by 20 hectares, adding vegetation cover of mangroves, with an area of ​​more than 100 hectares, and creating service and recreational facilities that increase human connection with the environment without affecting the natural components of the reserve.

The reserve's development includes several main elements, including the establishment of visitor reception platforms that contain panoramic halls, allowing the visitor to closely follow the various types of birds and wildlife, as well as more than four kilometers of open paths camouflaged with reed plants, in addition to the educational environmental center that will allow visitors Learn about the rich natural environment of the reserve, in addition to the construction of approximately five wooden towers and open platforms distributed throughout the reserve, enabling the visitor to see the wildlife up close.

The reserve will also be reinforced by an open pedestrian corridor of 3.5 km on the outside of the reserve, connecting the gates of the main reserve, where it can be used as a jogging and cycling track.

The Ras Al Khor Reserve covers approximately 6.2 square kilometers. It is also the first site listed under the Ramsar Convention for Wetlands in the UAE in 2007, and was classified according to the standards of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It is considered one of the richest reserves for wildlife in the region, as it embraces what Approximately 500 species of trees and plants, including mangroves that cover an area of ​​47 hectares of the reserve, are visited annually by about 20 thousand birds, during the migratory seasons, while the reserve is famous for receiving the flamingo bird, known locally as the "Ventier".

The first open garden on Khor Al Mamzar comes as part of the "Green Dubai Project", which aims to increase greening and agricultural beautification areas in the city, raise the per capita share of green spaces, increase the percentage of green space coverage within the developed areas in the emirate, and contribute to raising the global competitiveness index with this. the field.

The implementation of the project extends over a period of four years 2021-2024, and it is expected that approximately eight million square meters of green space will be added through 29 projects, with a budget of two billion dirhams, that will include all commercial and residential areas and main roads in Dubai.

The project aims to increase the greening and agricultural beautification areas in the city, especially within the main roads, and the roads of residential and commercial areas, including the establishment and development of the infrastructure for irrigation stations and networks, which would raise the per capita share of green spaces, and increase the percentage of coverage of green spaces, within Developed areas in the emirate, thus contributing to raising the city's global competitiveness index.

The project includes the cultivation of all the main non-cultivated roads, such as the main intersections on Al Khail Street, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Emirates Street, in addition to the roads of residential areas, such as: Nad Al Sheba, Al Warqaa, Al Barsha, Al Barsha South, Al Khawaneej and Al Mizhar. And which aims to improve the environment, within residential areas, and encourage exercise, especially walking, as well as social communication.

The project has taken into consideration the development and construction of irrigation networks, main lines, pumping and filtration stations, in line with the expansions in green spaces, now and in the future, and ensuring efficient and effective management of recycled water, ensuring the sustainability of this important resource.

Dubai waste treatment center project in Warsan area

The Dubai Waste Treatment Center project in the Warsan area is one of the largest projects of its kind in the world, in terms of absorptive capacity in treating waste and converting it into energy with a capacity of 5,666 tons per day, and the highest efficiency where heat will be converted into energy, with an efficiency of 32%, using the latest The technology, without any negative environmental impacts, will be constructed and implemented in one go.

Through the center, about 1.9 million tons of solid waste will be treated annually, and it will generate 200 megawatts of electrical energy, equivalent to the needs of 135,000 housing units on an ongoing basis. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2023, provided that it is fully ready in 2024.

The project also contributes to preserving the environment and reducing carbon emissions, as part of Dubai's strategy for the transition to clean energy.

The Dubai Waste Treatment Center is one of the most efficient in the world for energy production, at a cost of 4 billion dirhams.

- "The Center" treats 1.9 million tons of waste ... and generates 200 megawatts of electricity annually.

Implementing the first open garden on Khor Al Mamzar, to add 8 million square meters of green space.

- Increasing the wet surfaces and vegetation cover in the Ras Al Khor reserve, and service and recreational facilities.



One million dirhams, to develop integrated facilities in the "Dubai Public Beach Development" project, on an area of ​​one million square meters.

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