UAE launches $55 bn environment protection project

April 12th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by admin  

Dubai, April 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the $55 billion Mohammed bin Rashid gardens project, WAM news agency reported Saturday. The project, which aims at preserving the environment and increasing greenery, was launched by UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Friday.

The gardens project would cover a land area of 880 million square feet and would be executed by Dubai Properties, a member company of Dubai Holding.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, state minister of cabinet affairs and CEO of Dubai Holding, said the project “reflects vision of Sheikh Mohammed on clean environment free from pollution to safeguard health of coming generations”.

He added that the Sheikh Mohammed gardens would include educational, tourist and historical landmarks.

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