GAM is making Amman green again

Jordan

Published: 2018-04-22 17:29

Last Updated: 2018-04-22 17:36


There are currently 140 public parks in the capital. (Jordan Times)
There are currently 140 public parks in the capital. (Jordan Times)
Roya News Source

If there is one thing lacking in Amman, it is green spaces.

But the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is working hard to build new parks and gardens and renovate old ones for citizens to enjoy, now that summer is on its way.

Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh visited Al Hasan Forest in the Basman District, and a number of other green spaces being built and renovated across the city.

Many of the parks being revamped are getting five-a-side football pitches, multi-purpose halls, shaded seating areas, bicycle lanes and more facilities.

As for the Forest, the second phase of fixing it up is costing almost JD 500,000, which includes building surrounding walls and facilities in order to turn it into a nearby eco-spot in Amman.

One of the parks being revamped is Bab Al Wad Park in Al Hashmi Al Shamali. The cost of fixing up the place is JD 580,000.

Shawarbeh said that citizens should take care of those spaces and keep their facilities clean for everyone to enjoy.

There are currently 140 public parks in the capital, which are perfect for picnics, playing sports or just relaxing.