ABHA: The branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Asir region has implemented a number of initiatives as part of Saudi Environmental Week, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The initiatives include cleaning the beaches of Al-Qahma, Al-Haridah, Al-Birk, and Saeeda Al-Sawalha, as well as an awareness campaign on the conservation of the environment and the vegetation cover in Al-Mashhad Park in Abha. The latter was done in partnership with a number of government and voluntary agencies in the region.
The initiatives also include an explanation of the role of the ministry’s branch in Asir in preserving the environment, in addition to distributing hundreds of seedlings.
Tathleeth Gov. Mohammed bin Saeed bin Jazwa launched Saudi Environmental Week in Asir under the title “The Environment For Us and For Our Future Generations.”
The first initiatives include planting a number of trees in the governorate, cleaning Prince Saud bin Naif Park, and planting 100 shath (dodonaea) and sidr (Christ’s thorn jujube) seedlings in the park.