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HRH Khalid Al-Faisal launches the “Green Makkah” initiative

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Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, Chairman of the Council for the Development of Makkah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, launches (Monday) the “Green Makkah” initiative, which comes following the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

 The initiative aims to activate the Green Saudi Initiative, and within the outputs of the Makkah region strategy, increase vegetation cover, reclaim degraded lands, protect natural habitats, raise environmental commitment, and benefit from water sources.

The “Green Makkah” initiative, also aims to make a real transformation in the Makkah region by creating a safe environment for the residents of Makkah, its governorates, and suburbs.

 It will save the region from the repercussions of the absence of vegetation cover, during the next three years.

Moreover, it will raise community awareness and activate the participation of individuals in the sustainability of vegetation cover.

The official spokesperson of the initiative explained that it is working through various programs and stages on many goals that it aspires to achieve during the upcoming period by increasing vegetation cover and reclaiming degraded lands.

 He indicated that the authority has started to activate the initiative in partnership with the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification following a methodology based on global best practices.

He pointed out that the initiative’s message is focused on creating a sustainable future that protects the region’s environment and contributes to achieving the goals of the Green Saudi Initiative and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

 “The Green Makkah is in line with the Kingdom’s vision and the Green Saudi Initiative by rehabilitating and developing the natural vegetation cover at the regional level, limiting deterioration in pasture areas, forests, and valleys”, The official spokesman for the initiative said.

He pointed out that the tracks of the initiative, in its foundational phase, aim to build a base map of vegetation cover at the level of the region and governorates.

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