On September 28th, 2019, Al Abraj park, a project spearheaded by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, was opened to the public.
The park, which is shaped like a water-droplet, is equipped with a seating area at its center, dotted with vibrant green areas, and has exercising/walking tracks as well. Overall, the park covers 5,800 square meters and hosts 130 different species of trees.
Mohammed Arqoub Al Khalidi, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, praised the functionality of the park by stating, “Al Abraj is located in Onaiza area, which includes many administrative and government buildings as well as commercial establishments on Majlis Al Taawon Street. This will provide the area’s visitors, especially employees and business owners a breathing space to take a break in a healthy green area away from the busy daily schedule and closed offices. Specially that the park is easily accessible since it is located among the towers, which will encourage the people working or visiting this area to pass through it during their day, without the need to use the car…”
Ashgal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar, is responsible for executing the first phase of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar projects. Such projects include the following: Legtaifiya, Buhaira, Onaiza, and Markhiya streets and parts of Al Waab Street.
An example of a successful project is seen with the road that connects Al Wakra Metro Station and Al Janoub Stadium. Each direction of the 3.5 km road was beautified with the planting of 1,100 trees, and with 23,000 square meters of grass.
The realization of Al Abraj park illustrates Qatar’s commitment to ameliorate many areas to be environmentally friendly, and accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. These completion of these projects reflect the country’s commitment and efforts to attain its long-term national objectives- Qatar Vision 2030. Such effort will create a more vibrant and healthy culture that encourages healthier behavioral habits and lifestyles.
(Image Source: Ashgal – Twitter)