50,000 trees planted as Saudi Arabia launches forest campaign

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The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program has attached utmost importance to environmental protection and natural resources. (SPA)
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The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program has attached utmost importance to environmental protection and natural resources. (SPA)
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The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program has attached utmost importance to environmental protection and natural resources. (SPA)
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The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program has attached utmost importance to environmental protection and natural resources. (SPA)
Updated 28 October 2019

50,000 trees planted as Saudi Arabia launches forest campaign

  • “This national campaign is our way to combat desertification and restore our vegetation”

RIYADH: A national afforestation campaign was launched on Saturday in the Kingdom, as the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture’s tree-planting campaign began in Riyadh’s Thadiq National Recreation Park, where 50,000 trees were planted.
The campaign constitutes the first step of a national afforestation plan set to run until April 2020.
The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program has attached utmost importance to environmental protection and natural resources due to their pivotal role in achieving sustainable development and society’s prosperity.
The ministry provided a special registration form on its website for those wishing to join the campaign.
The minister of environment, water and agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, said: “This great effort complements the ministry’s objectives in preserving the environment and combating desertification, as it aims to plant more than 6 million trees during this season in all regions of the Kingdom.
“This national campaign is our way to combat desertification and restore our vegetation.”
The minister expressed his sincere thanks to all those who contributed, calling on everyone to participate in afforestation campaigns in all regions of the Kingdom. 


KSRelief implements $620m of health projects in Yemen

Updated 01 June 2020

KSRelief implements $620m of health projects in Yemen

  • The projects provided assistance and relief to Yemenis in different governorates

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has implemented 211 health projects in Yemen since 2018, state news agency SPA reported.

The projects provided assistance and relief to Yemenis in different governorates, especially areas hit by the impact of the ongoing conflict with Iran-backed Houthi militia.

KSRelief’s initiatives in Yemen have cost more than $620 million, according to the report.