GREEN RIYADH—Saudi Capital to plant 7.5 Million Trees


Riyadh — Saudi Arabia’s grand capital Riyadh will go absolute green with 7.5 Million trees in the nearing future years to rank Riyadh among top 100 cities of the world. Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulazeez launched “Green Riyadh” project as a part of four grand projects chaired by his efficient son and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The planting project will cover gardens, parks, mosques, schools, academic, healthcare, and public facilities in addition to Airport, roads, streets, parking lots and valleys to envisage the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

In order to facilitate the project, new irrigation networks and conduits will be established to recycle water which is mostly wasted in the valleys.

Special species of plants and trees will be used to expand as a shade cover, the species will survive in Riyadh’s desert environment which don’t require huge amount of water.

The Green Riyadh initiative will lead to improved air quality and reduced temperatures in the city, which makes healthy lifestyle for the Riyadh residents.

Over 6,000 schools, 2,000 car parking sites, 1670 government facilities, 390 healthcare facilities, 64 universities, 16,400 km street and roads, 1,100 km green belts along utilities lines (electricity towers, and petrol pipelines), 272 km valleys, 175,000 square km of empty land, 3,330 neighborhood gardens, 43 parks and 9,000 mosques will be covered with greenery, with over 1,100 km green tree species using 72 local tree species, which are able to survive in the Riyadh environment.

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