Qatar boasts of 87 public parks Jan 11, 2017 0 526 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar now has 87 public parks compared to only 48 in 2010, according to the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.As many as 39 integrated parks were established across the country between 2010 and 2016, the department said.More than 37,000 Zizyphus trees and plants have been planted so far in different municipalities since 2012. An estimated 1 million citrus trees were planted in 2016 alone.Also, more than 2 million seasonal flowers, 300,000 groundcovers, 200,000 shrubs, 200,000 hedges and 300,000 trees of various kinds were grown.As many as 1,800,000 plants were distributed to the municipalities and some rare plant species were also planted. In addition, dozens of new plants have also been introduced to the country. Open air theatre (HawaScene) programme, which was slated at Dahl al Hamam Park, will be started at other parks soon. The HawaScene programme at Dahl al Hamam Park runs until next March.Use of water at the parks has also been rationalized, with water consumption being reduced by about 50 percent by the use of modern technology, the department said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Single-activity limit for home business acts as 'stumbling block' Jan 11, 2017 0 1052 Violations detected at Shop Qatar festival Jan 11, 2017 0 753 Aoun's visit marks start of new era in Qatar-Lebanon ties, says envoy Jan 11, 2017 0 703 Israeli settlements making 2-state solution impossible, says Obama Reuters JERUSALEM US President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future .. Blasts in 3 Afghan cities kill 50 AFP Kabul Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people and wounded 100 others Tuesday, in a day of carnage as Taliban insurgents escalate a deadly winter campaign of violence. At least 11 .. Emir chairs SCEAI meeting Doha The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (SCEAI), chaired the Council's first meeting for 2017 at the Emiri Diwan on Tuesday. The Deputy .. 3-month deadline to make employment contracts electronic DOHA The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) has notified the government, private institutions and companies to turn the expatriate labour contracts, which were concluded .. Qatar, BRF to buy Turkish firm Banvit SAO PAULO Qatar's sovereign wealth fund and Brazilian food processor BRF SA agreed to buy the operations of Turkish poultry producer Banvit in a joint venture, BRF said in a securities filing on Monday. page 17 Expect strong winds on weekend: QMD Doha Many areas in Qatar are likely to experience strong winds ranging between 12 and 22knots inland and reaching 35 knots offshore from Wednesday night until Saturday due to a ridge of Siberian high pressure system, the .. Qatar condemns Kandahar attack Doha Qatar has condemned and denounced the heinous attack on the home of the Governor of Kandahar, which resulted in the injury to the Ambassador of the UAE to Afghanistan and a number of Emirati diplomats. In a statement on ..