Riyadh Mayor Prince Faisal bin Abdul Aziz bin Ayyaf has instructed compounds and commercial centres in the Saudi capital to plant trees in their parking areas in a move aimed at increasing green areas in the city in line with the goals of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Programs.
Prince Faisal said that the new regulation for planting trees in parking lots will be issued within two weeks, reported Saudi Gazette.
A massive plan has been initiated under which Riyadh will go absolute green with planting of 7.5 million trees in the coming years to rank the Saudi capital city among the top 100 cities of the world, he stated.
Saudi King Salman launched last year “Green Riyadh” project as a part of four grand projects chaired by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.
The Green Riyadh project will contribute to increasing the per capita share of green space, and raise total green spaces through planting trees around all city facilities as well as in all its governorates.
“There should be an emphasis on the plantation of the trees that provide wide-spreading canopies, consume minimum water and are suitable to climatic conditions of the capital,” said Riyadh’s mayor.
He emphasised that the private sector is a strategic partner in implementing the qualitative initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life and services provided to the residents of the city.
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