Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Staff at Duqm hotel cultivate vegetables in barren land  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) A hotel in Duqm, thanks to the efforts of its staff, now has a kitchen garden' the only green patch in the wilayat's barren land, they claim.


The staff, from Oman, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan, decided to have a green corner at the hotel's backyard around six to seven months back.


Explaining how the garden came up, Abdullah al Jafari, shift in-charge at City Hotel Duqm, said, ''Most of the employees have been with us for a couple of years. Expatriate workers used to talk about how the houses in their native places have small gardens in the backyard. These discussions helped us create the same here.''


However, it wasn't easy. The soil was unfit for any kind of vegetation. The problem was solved with the help of some planners staying at the hotel who were working on greening projects around the area.


Employees were told that the soil near the Port of Duqm, which was 8km away from the hotel would be suitable for cultivation if they used enough water.


Khadija Tibari, general manager of the hotel, said, ''All the employees were very keen on the project. Some of them went to the spot and got the soil. There is nothing much to do in Duqm as the area is still developing, and the garden is a source of happiness for the staff. After the day's work, all employees take turns to take care of the plants. They have grown chillies, tomatoes, spinach and some herbs. We are waiting for the tomatoes to become ripe. They will be served to guests at the hotel.''


Currently, efforts are on to grow mint and coriander. The soil will need more work, but no one is complainin

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 23 2014 - Worker dies in grenade attack on MQM campKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist who was among 20 people wounded in a grenade attack on an MQM camp in Karachi succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Saturday. Three ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- 4 dead 30 missing in Nepal as bus falls in riverKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Police said the bus drove about 50 meters (160 feet) off the road and plunged into the Bheri River near Bhur village about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of the capital ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- How to get in the mood to train this winterKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) As the mercury drops tennis player Belinda Bencic shares some tips on how to get in the mood to train this winter The winter seasongives plenty of excuses not to workout ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- Lindsay Armaou on B-Witched reunitingKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Lindsay Armaou from 90s girl group B*Witched talks about reuniting the band a decade after they split up. When Irish girl band B*Witched broke into the musical ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- Rivermaya mentors talent in Battle of the BandsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Kristine Abante speaks to iconic Filipino band Rivermaya who were recently in Dubai. A week after their hugely successful Dubai concert the Philippines’s ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- Steve Jobs biopic seeks producerKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Universal studios is said to be interested in the project with an eye to next years awards season. Los Angeles: Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ biopic has reportedly ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Henrik Stenson inches ahead in DubaiKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Stenson occupies the top position on the leaderboard of the $ eight million DP World Tour Championship. Henrilk Stenson hit seven birdies and a bogey on the three par ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Dubai Test ends in thrilling drawKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) While both teams came up with moments of great quality in the second Test it was New Zealand that won your heart. Taylor celebrates his century as Mark Craig applauds during ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Hamilton sets the pace in Abu Dhabi first practiceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Briton sounds out the first warning to his teammate Rosberg at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the second free practice at the Yas Marina ...

 Nov 23 2014 - UAE- Nico Hulkenberg eyes winning comboKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The watchmaker is proudly Dutch while the 27-year old German Formula One ace has nerves of steel to land the world title one day. Nico Hulkenberg during the TW Steel watches ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help