As part of the ongoing ‘Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees’ campaign to plant 1mn trees, 30 students from Imam Shafi'i Independent School for Boys joined hands with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to plant saplings at roads and infrastructure in West Muaither improvement 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 Co, Private Engineering Bureau among others.
Students planting saplings at Roads and Infrastructure in West Muaither Improvement 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, Hamad Abdullah Hamad Abdullah al-Hinzab, Central Municipal Committee (CMC) member, Constituency 12, said it is very important to instill environmental values in children and urge them to carry out activities that contribute to the prosperity of the country.
Student Abdelrahman al-Hubaby said he was glad to take part in the efforts to preserve the environment.
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.