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Posted On: 21 February 2020 10:21 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

Doha municipality participates in Million Trees Initiative

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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Doha Municipality, in coordination with the Public Parks Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment participated in the one million trees initiative.

Officials from the municipality planted a number of trees in the airport park in support of the initiative, which aims to encourage the international community to adopt policies that fight climate change and seek sustainable development. The Public Parks Department is coordinating the efforts of the country's different municipalities, to promote public participation in the initiative.

About One Million Tree Initiative

The formal Prime Minister and the minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani initiated the seventh version of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2019) and the First International Environmental Exhibition (EnviroteQ) at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Mach 2019.

The one million trees venture goes for using treated sewage water for water system, decreasing the wastage of water, upgrading natural assorted variety, improving air quality, expanding greenery to diminish carbon impression.

The initiative will be carried out in two phases. The first phase involves the establishment of a large nursery for trees and plants, while in the second one million trees will be planted across the country with participation of schools and other sectors.

Abdelhadi al Marri, Director of Climate Change Department at Al Baladiya, said such an initiative contributes to tackling the effects of climate change . The CMC recommendation also mentions that the necessity for large-scale nurseries is aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in tree plantation, especially Sammar trees that grow well in Qatar and have several other uses.

Source: QNA