Vision 2030: New Saudi initiative to protect environment with 5 million trees

New Saudi initiative to protect environment with 5 million trees
New Saudi initiative to protect environment with 5 million trees

Saudi water chiefs have agreed to plant 5 million trees inthe Kingdom by 2030 as part of a joint initiative to protect the environment.

Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, the Saudi minister of environment,water and agriculture, watched the signing of a memorandum of cooperation withthe country's National Water Co. (NWC), aimed at using the latesttechnologies to increase vegetation cover and combat desertification.

Dr. Osama Fakiha, undersecretary of the ministry, and NWCCEO Mohammed Al-Mowkley inked the deal.

The agreement will focus operations on reducing thedeterioration of vegetation cover in pastures and forests, fightingdesertification, restoring wildlife habitats, raising ecological awareness,promoting the use of treated wastewater, and adapting to climate change throughthe farming of local wild trees.

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