Maani Stresses GAM Keenness on Increasing Green Spaces in the Capital
Mayor of Amman, Omar Maani, stressed The Greater Amman Municipality ( GAM ) keenness on increasing the green spaces in the Capital, and enhancing its role in this respect through the execution of projects and launching initiatives towards planting trees and setting up (public) parks.
He pointed out that GAM has recently inaugurated the project of Al Hussein National Parks in Wadi Al Qitar, and opened it for the public, immediately after finalizing the first phases and the infrastructure works such as roads, lighting and playing areas.
In an interview with GAM Radio Station, “Hawa Amman 105.9 FM”, the Mayor reiterated, this morning, the interest of the subsequent administrations in Al Hussein National Parks in which works have commenced in 1993. GAM interest comes from the fact that such project helps expand the green spaces, noting that half a million trees have been planted within the project.
The Mayor pointed out that Al Hussein National Parks do represent a breathing space for the residents of the area, in addition to limiting the impact of environmental and visual pollution, fighting desertification, and expanding green spaces.
During the program, presented by Roseen Al Naber, Mayor Maani reviewed the service actions GAM has taken to follow up on the citizens remarks raised in a previous interview, and he stressed that GAM has already started constructing a retaining wall in one of the sites of the region of Marj Al Hamam.
He maintained that instructions have been given to the supervisors of Amman National Park, following a visit to the site, to extend the working hours until 8 p.m.
In his response to remarks raised in previous interviews, the Mayor promised to visit, with the Minister of Transportation, the South Transportation Complex to follow up on the actions to be taken to improve the status of public transportation services in the site.
He also promised to visit GAM court to follow up on the procedures and logistical improvements which shall reflect positively on the nature of work, and to eventually render the best service to the citizens.
On another front, the Mayor reaffirmed that GAM is determined to execute the rain water drainage network to include all the sites and regions of Amman.
In the same program, Mayor Maani received remarks and observations rose by the citizens, promising to study them and give proper responses in future programs.
Demands on the part of the residents touched upon many topics and service requests such as pavements, maintenance, installing bumps, constructing retainer walls in some sites, and others.
Some phenomena which distort the urban image of the Capital, such as peddlers were also raised.
In this respect, the Mayor pointed out that GAM, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development and the Public Security, shall continue to combat all phenomena that damage the urban and civilized image of the Capital, Amman.