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Hajar Mountains to be national park

The Hajar Mountains could soon be promoted to the status of being a national park. His Highness Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi is talking with counterparts in Oman to explore the possibility of making the entire Massandam Peninsular a national park. Asad Shaheed, market sector director at Halcrow International Partnership, told delegates at the MEED Ras Al Khaimah conference that it would stimulate growth in the area. 'It will allow development, but in a sustainable way. It will engage local communities that are surviving on agriculture to participate in this national park,' he said.