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RIYADH: A national center is gearing up to improve vegetation cover and combat desertification by 2024, with 12 million trees, shrubs and seeds dispersed and irrigated with renewable water in several parts of Saudi Arabia. According to Khaled Al-Abdul-Qadir, CEO of NCVC.
Al-Abdul-Qader affirmed during the ceremony to complete the planting of one million trees in Buraidah Oasis, “Implementation of the first phase of restoration of floodplains and grasslands will rehabilitate 1000 people. 12 million trees and shrubs in floodplains and grasslands by dispersing seeds and using rainwater harvesting techniques.” .
“The Center seeks to achieve this through its partnership with the Royal Reserves by adopting best practices that guarantee initiative to successfully achieve its goals,” he added.
Prince Faisal bin Mishal, Governor of Al-Qasim Region, launched the “Green Oasis” project in Buraidah in February 2020 and laid the foundation stone for the first phase of the project at a cost of more than 77 million riyals. 28 million square meters.
NCVC has signed several agreements with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority, King Abdulaziz Royal Reserves Development Authority, Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Reserves Development Authority, Imam Abdullah Royal Reserve in Development Authority, Imam Abdullah Royal Reserve, Imam Abdulri, . , the King Khalid Royal Reserve Development Authority plans to rehabilitate more than 1,000 floodplains and grasslands across the Kingdom.
In this regard, NCVC organized a workshop to introduce the implementation plan for restoration of floodplains and grasslands, project objectives, mechanism and partnership with the above Royal Reserves for its implementation.
The workshop covered several key aspects of the initiative’s objectives and evaluation criteria for techniques used in the rehabilitation process, critical evaluation methods for outcomes of rehabilitation practices, collaboration and partnership between NCVC and Royal Reserves in Rehabilitation, Targeted Development and Community Partnerships.
The area targeted for rehabilitation exceeds 225 thousand hectares of degraded lands in a single area, with a total area of 1.9 million hectares of floodplains and grasslands, which contribute to improving environmental sustainability, improving quality of life and achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
These efforts are part of the Saudi Green Initiative, which aims to plant 10 billion trees. This comes as part of the Floodplains and Grasslands Restoration Initiative launched last October by the Minister for Environment, Water and Culture to restore 1000 floodplains and grasslands across the kingdom.
NCVC has also implemented several agricultural projects in the Royal Reserve, including the planting of 1 million trees in the King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Al-Kafs Grassland, and the planting and supply of 400,000 saplings of local trees in the Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Reserve. 1.2 million saplings to be planted at King Salman Royal Reserve.
In the same context, more than 600,000 trees and shrubs were planted in Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Royal Reserve and King Khalid Royal Reserve (KKRR) as a result of collaborative efforts between NCVC and Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority.
Dr. A.S. Talal Al-Harigi, CEO of Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority and Khaled Al-Abdul-Qadir, CEO of NCVC, signed the agreement. . .
This is in addition to the MoU signed earlier between the two parties as part of the management plan for Fayyad and Kindergarten Development Initiative, which aims to rehabilitate 1000 floodplains and grasslands in the Kingdom’s regions.
The agreement includes a strategic plan for revegetation in all natural habitats through rehabilitation based on natural remedies. It said that nature works according to well-scientific plans to restore its balance by ensuring the stability of vegetation and achieving natural regeneration.
The CNVC works to develop, protect and monitor plant sites, rehabilitate degraded ones, detect violations against them, and combat logging. It oversees grazing lands, protects and invests in forests and national parks, promoting sustainable development and improved quality of life.
1. (From right): Ahmad Al-Maliki, Deputy CEO of Development Authority of KSRNR; Talal Al-Hariki, CEO of Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority; Khaled Al-Abdul-Kader, CEO of NCVC; Mohammed Alshalan, CEO of Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Royal Nature Reserve Development Authority; and Maher Al-Khothmi, CEO of the King Abdulaziz Royal Nature Reserve Development Authority.
2. Talal Al-Hariki, Chief Executive Officer of Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority (left) and Khalid Al-Abdul-Qadir (right) CEO of NCVC sign an agreement to plant trees and shrubs. Imam Abdulaziz Bin Mohammad Royal Reserve and K.K.R.R.
3. A large number of experts and interested parties participated in the workshop organized by NCVC to introduce the action plan for restoration of flood plains and grasslands.