The Saudi National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover announced on Tuesday, in Jubail Industrial City, the signing of 4 afforestation contracts, for a term of two years each.
These contracts include the planting of two million and 200 thousand mangrove trees on the northern and southern coasts of the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf
The signing of the contracts comes within the framework of the efforts made by the center to develop the vegetation cover in the coastal environment of Saudi Arabia.
The center is keen to intensify mangroves through farming projects to achieve the objectives of the Green Saudi Initiative.
The Center had announced the completion of planting nearly one million mangrove seedlings in the Heritage and Al Sawarma projects in the Jazan region.
Saudi Arabia aims to plant more than 100 million mangrove trees over the next few years as part of achieving the goals of Vision 2030.
It is noteworthy that the center works to develop, protect and preserve vegetation sites and rehabilitate degraded ones to reduce desertification and its effects and restore biodiversity in natural environments around the Kingdom