The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) joined hands with students from Al Markhiya School for Girls to plant trees at the Al Markhiya Street Development Project site as part of the ongoing 'Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees' campaign launched by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.
The students expressed delight at participating in the campaign and said they would like to make Qatar greener by planting trees.
The students planting trees at the site
Sondos Mohamed, a student, said: "Qatar is beautiful and I love it. I like to plant trees on its streets to make them more green."
The campaign has been launched as part of the 'Plant Million Trees' mission that’s is being implemented in co-ordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
Apart from the MME, the supervisory committee works in co-ordination with several ministries and other entities in Qatar, such as the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums, Qatar Rail and Private Engineering Office, for project implementation.
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.
The supervisory committee’s campaign will enhance sustainability through minimising environmental pollution and reducing the emission of CO2 through minimised consumption and conservation of energy resources. It also focuses on the provision of more public transport options aiming at reduced use of private cars and improve lifestyle through clean and safe transportation.
The initiative works to ensure 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.
The Al Markhiya Street Development Project implemented by Ashghal includes planting 300 trees and development of 51,835sqm of landscape.