Intensified Forever Green campaign on highway
TDT | Manama
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A campaign to plant 3,383 trees and shrubs along 945 linear metres on the National Charter Highway in the Southern Governorate got underway yesterday.
The drive is supported by the Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture and the Supreme Council for the Environment.
The tree planting was the first in the second phase of the Forever Green campaign launched by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) to be carried in the Southern Governorate. I
t was attended by RFH Secretary General Dr Mustafa Al Sayed, NIAD Secretary-General Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, Assistant Secretary-General for Planning and Development of Charitable Materials in the RHF Youssef Al Yaqoub.
Deputy Governor of the Southern Governorate Brigadier General Isa Thamer Al Dosari, Director General of the Southern Municipality Asim Abdullatif, Head of The Department of Follow-up Services and Research in the governorate Mohammed Isa Al Nuaimi, and senior officials interested in the agricultural and environmental sector were present.
This RHF support is in line with Bahrain’s national goals to expand green areas and plant trees that are commensurate with its climate, which contribute to the absorption of carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.
RHF is keen on societal partnership with several institutions serving the community, Al Sayed said.