New model public park proposed in Salman Town

A BUTTERFLY garden, large marine fish tanks and various flowers are all part of a new model public park that could be constructed in Salman Town.

The proposal, which was unanimously approved yesterday by all 12 members of the Northern Municipal Council, could be developed on 114,344sqm plot of land in Salman Town Block 583.

The land belongs to the Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Ministry.

Area councillor Bassem Abu Idris, who is spearheading the proposal, highlighted that the aim was to increase green spaces in Bahrain in line with raising environmental standards.

“Salman Town is a new housing project which lacks strategic projects to attract citizens, residents and tourists, and a majlis (community hall) for the constituency and the entire governorate is needed,” said Mr Abu Idris during the council’s bi-weekly meeting yesterday.

“This proposal will showcase Salman Town as a tourist destination, especially for GCC nationals, as it is located in close proximity to the King Fahad Causeway.”

Documents presented during the meeting revealed that the 114,344sqm plot of land is classified as recreational and is surrounded by roads.

Mr Abu Idris highlighted that the public garden could be divided into five sections: a butterfly garden, a flower park, a marine aqua-park, and green spaces as well as multiple services and commercial spots.

“The proposed land for this project is located in Salman Town Block 583 and is surrounded by main roads from all four directions and they are Avenue 91, 93, 92 and 95,” added Mr Abu Idris.

“The land already belongs to the government and it’s planned for a public garden so this proposal is ideal to develop this large plot of land that is surrounded by major roads.”

The council’s services and public utilities committee chairwoman Zainab Al Durazi highlighted that the comprehensive project will serve individuals and families from across Bahrain and not just the Northern Governorate.

Meanwhile, the council also approved the development of a walkway in Maqaba Block 507 to provide area residents with a dedicated location to ‘work out’, said area councillor Tareq Al Farsani.

“There are currently no walkways or public parks in my constituency and the proposed location, on a 1,350sqm plot of land, is perfect for this proposal,” said Mr Al Farsani.

“The land belongs to the Northern Municipality and it is planned for a future garden but we proposed the walkway to provide constituents with a safe location to work out.

“It will also contribute to providing constituents with an outlet while also contributing to increasing green spaces in the governorate while also elevating the level of municipal and recreational projects.”

Both proposals, which were unanimously approved by the 12-member council, will now be referred to Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Minister Wael Al Mubarak for review.




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