Manama : A pilot mangrove tree nursery was opened at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) yesterday. Oil Minister, Bapco Chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa visited Bahrain refinery and inaugurated the project.
The event was attended by Arabian Gulf University (AGU) President Dr. Khalid Al-Ohali, officials representing the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), the Oil and Gas Holding Company, the environment affairs and Bapco executive management members. The minister stressed the importance of ecological projects aimed at achieving sustainable development, hailing initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and expanding green spaces in Bahrain.
The minister was briefed about the goals of the pilot mangrove tree nursery, which was set as part of national efforts to bolster biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gases.
The minister inaugurated the ecological island “Bapco Oasis”, which underwent a major revamp over the past months to serve as a platform to hold meetings, lectures and other events.