A new futuristic education park in Al Thumama that was supposed to open within the next few months will now not receive the public until 2014, Kahramaa officials have said.
The Kahramaa Awareness Park, which will teach residents about electricity and water conservation, is currently under construction on a site just south of the old airport. Officials interviewed by Al Watan did not say why the $49.4 million (QR180 million) project was running behind schedule.
In 2011, the park received a Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) award for “meeting all technical requirements by taking effective measures to minimise obstruction of daylight, providing landscape that encourages green and fights desertification, applying efficient lighting, cooling, plumbing and irrigation systems as well as using solar energy to heat and treat grey water,” Kahramaa said.
The park is also supposed to be built with materials that can be recycled or reused, don’t involve excessive energy consumption, control indoor pollutant sources and provides sufficient noise insulation, Qatar Tribune previously reported.
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