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A green legacy of World Cup

THE Supreme Committee for De-livery and Legacy has designed a nursery to grow the grass and trees to be replanted at the precincts of 2022 World Cup stadiums.

The nursery is located at the 880,000sqm site next to Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Plant at Umm Salal Ali.

Three hundred transplanted trees are already in place and the number will increase to 16,000 of approximately 60 types in the coming years. Sidra tree, grown in the deserts of Qatar and has provided shade and shelter to trav-ellers in the olden times, will form a majority.

SCDL Landscape and Sport Turf Management Senior Manager Yasser Al Mulla said, “We see this ambitious project as a legacy. We want to cater to all areas surrounding the proposed World Cup stadiums. By using water from the sewage water treatment plant, we’re also ensuring that the project is as sustainable as possible. 

Meanwhile, the SCDL on Tuesday reiterated that the stadiums would leave a lasting environmental legacy. Its commitment was underlined at the Green Expo Forum in Doha, where FIFA endorsed the use of Global Sustainability Assessment System for the venues. 

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