Posted by Bob Brunskill
A project to plant six million trees and other plants in Abu Dhabi has been unveiled to make the municipality greener and more sustainable.
The shrubs will be planted at roads, bridges and tunnels of Abu Dhabi Island by the end of 2011, Gulf News reported.
In addition, the region's roads, footpaths and irrigation systems will be re-examined, while some bridges will be re-modelled as part of a major re-landscaping development project.
Abdullah Al Shamsi, acting executive director of municipal infrastructure and assets at the municipality, told the news provider: "Cultivation of more trees and plants on roadsides will foster a healthier environment, as well as enhance the capital's general appearance.
"It will also reduce traffic noise, and help strike a balance between greenery and population density."
A project is also soon to be underway to improve intersections between the Al Bahya area and Al Taweela, which will link the city with the suburbs of Abu Dhabi heading towards Dubai Road.