Second phase of "Green Forever" set to be launched

Manama, June 7 (BNA): Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Minister Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak paid a visit today to Tubli Arboretum for the cultivation of mangrove trees.


He inspects preparations to plant to launch the second phase of the afforestation plan (Forever Green), which consists in planting 230,000 trees this year.


In a statement today, he indicated that the  ministry was able to plant 230,000 seedlings of mangrove trees over the past five months

He commended the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to double the number of mangrove trees to be planted this year to 460,000  up from an initial target of 230,000 mangrove trees.


The afforestation drive is within Bahrain's commitment at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to increase mangroves fourfold until 2035.


"W have started preparing the site, which is the incubator through which mangrove seedlings are produced", said the minister, noting that    230,000 seedlings will be produced in August, to be planted planting in various reserves across Bahrain.


He stressed the role of the private sector in supporting afforestation projects and doubling the number of trees, indicating that the ministry was able to set up partnerships in order to achieve these goals with various sectors.


He noted that 100,000 seedlings have been planted recently in partnership with the Royal Guard in the Al-Matula area, under the auspices of His Highness Lieutenant General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, National Security Adviser, Secretary General of the Supreme Defense Council, Commander of the Royal Guard.




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