SALALAH — The Department of Gardens and Landscaping recently planted new plants on the airport road to substitute the old dead plants as part of the maintenance works of roads and parks.
An area of 6,000 square metres was fertilised and about 8,500 dead plants were removed in addition to pruning about 300 trees and 50,000 bushes in different locations.
The municipalities had also conducted works of spraying pesticides for an area of
20,000 square km.
The plantation section in the department produced new seedlings including 1,000 trees, 16,000 bushes, and also rehabilitated 3,000 trees. The section distributed some of the seedlings to some government institutions and citizens to encourage planting at houses.
It is worth noting that these efforts are part of the municipalities keenness to spread greenery in the Governorate of Dhofar and to enhance the aesthetic scenes in the area and to increase its charm.
According to sources at Dhofar Municipality, Salalah is in for a facelift and the civic agency is taking great care to keep the city clean and the environment pollution free. Some major plans are in the offing to ensure a judicious balance between development, tradition and environment.
Among the likely plans are saving the grass of mountains by prohibiting movement of vehicles on natural grass of the mountains.