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Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 7:32 am |
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Green joy for special-needs people

Jeddah Municipality announced on Monday that it plans to open up a garden for people with special needs.

Mohamed Qattan, director general of gardens and landscaping at the municipality, said this would be the first project of its kind in the city.
The park will have 40 tables, 10 benches and equipment for people with special needs to exercise, specially designed walkways, watercourses, and a playground with a theater offering educational and cultural programs.

There will also be free Internet and walls for graffiti lovers to display their art. The park, which is under construction on Prince Sultan Street over an area of 7,700 square meters, is expected to open in May 2015.

A report issued by the municipality recently revealed that green spaces in Jeddah have increased by 370,000 square meters, reaching 17.7 million square meters. There are a total of 540 parks in the city.

Qattan said that the ongoing development of Jeddah’s gardens is part of a program launched by Hani Abu Ras, mayor of Jeddah, in 2014. Under the program, almost 23 gardens have been completed since the beginning of 2015 over a total area of 200,000 square meters, he said.
Qattan also said that the municipality was planning to create a number of women-only parks in Bani Malik, Al-Ajwa’ad district, Al-Raghama area and Prince Majed district.
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