Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dh.200bn The Mohammad Bin Rashid Gardens Project to keep up Green motive

Dubai has embarked upon a massive green initiative, costing about Dh.200bn, spreading across 880mn square feet of land, aimed towards preserving and protecting the environment.

The Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the project, named 'The Mohammad Bin Rashid Gardens Project' on Friday.

house of wisdom
The project comprises four clusters with 73 percent greenery, implemented by Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding.

A model of the project has already been shown to Shaikh Mohammad during the launch on Friday.

The event saw the participation of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - the Dubai Crown Prince, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum -Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi - Cabinet Affairs Minister, and Lt. Gen. Mussabah Rashid Al Fattan - Head of Shaikh Mohammad's office.

The CEO of Dubai Holding, Al Gergawi, said the project, with its green environment-friendly buildings, restricts power usage and protects against wastage of natural resources, aiming to meet Shaikh Mohammad's concern over health and welfare of future generations.

The Project is divided into four sections - the 'House of Wisdom' which includes translation houses, Knowledge Gardens, international universities, international organizations, history and science colleges, and Shaikh Mohammad’s Mosque.

Secondly the 'House of Humanity' will include the House of Giving, Museum of Light, Mohammad Bin Rashid Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Human Civilization Museum and charities.

Thirdly, 'House of Nature' project will be the main cluster of the project, which includes international themed gardens, hotels, recreational clubs, a huge zoo, flower gardens, apart from alternative medical and herbal clinics.
House of Commerce

Finally, 'House of Commerce' will comprise higher educational institutes in Banking and Finance, Insurance Companies, Large International Company's branches and Islamic and International Banks.

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