The Red Sea Development Company hopes to cultivate more than 15 million plants and seedlings to enrich the vegetation cover following the environmental project of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision.
Raed Al-Bseet, the company’s Executive Director of Environment and Sustainability, stated that environmental monitoring has been a constant, from the planning stage to the current situation, and it will remain until the project’s completion.
He added that the company is seeking to identify high environmental value areas and increase the percentages of seaweed that absorbs carbon dioxide and mangroves and coral reefs in marine areas. In total, 22 out of the 90 islands on the site were approved to develop. The aim is also to make it a tourist destination with a different environmental character.
The region will become a renewable tourism destination with a sensitive ecosystem. To achieve diversity and ecological balance by 2040, the company conducted detailed environmental assessments of all project lands, taking into account long-term environmental impacts.
Enhancement of the environment
According to the project manager, the company’s environmental team is involved in almost every project’s aspect, focusing on ecological enhancement by selecting suitable engineering designs.
He will follow all environmental considerations, whether pre-determined or discovered during the project progress, and work with the relevant external regulatory authorities to ensure that sustainable obligations are met promptly.
The company is also collaborating with the National Center for Vegetation Development and the University of Tabuk in the Red Sea Blossom project to incubate 17,000 seedlings of local plants in their nursery.
Finally, the organization has contributed to the Green Saudi and Green Middle East programs, which aim to reduce carbon emissions and noise and achieve environmental balance.