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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/03/2014
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(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




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