Rusaifa ecological park project to be completed in the first half of 2022

Zarqa City. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Rusaifa ecological park project, in Zarqa Governorate, is expected to be finished in the first half of this year as part of the endeavor to rehabilitate the phosphate hills, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing said on Friday, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The park is built on a 74.5-dunum (7.45-hectare) plot of land and includes water fountains and children's play areas, as well as three sport fields, an outdoor theater, and various walkways for walking or jogging enthusiasts, and also includes sanitary units, stalls, and groundwater tanks, according to a ministry statement.

The park is surrounded by green areas and farm ponds, and has drought-tolerant plants and trees that use little water, mostly local. The project aims to create a sustainable and vital environmental zone and be a natural outlet for the residents of the region.

Last October, an agreement was signed to establish the eco-park at a total cost of JD2.5 million, as part of the project to rehabilitate the phosphate hills area.

The ministry said its role lies in working and directly supervising work on the project through the Zarqa Works Directorate.

Minister of Public Works and Housing Yahya Al-Kasbi checked the progress on the park on Friday, saying that the ministry attaches importance to the creation of environmental projects that help face climate changes, as well as making use of environmentally friendly materials in all its projects to reduce environment pollution.

He added that the eco-park project is proof of the government’s keenness to translate on the ground the Royal directives concerning preservation of the environment and dealing with climate change, which is one of the most prominent challenges nowadays.

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