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RO100,000 to support 10mn tree plantation

25 Aug 2021

The Environment Authority and Nama Group signed an agreement on Wednesday to allocate RO100,000 to support the national initiative to plant 10mn trees in Oman.

‘In line with the goals of Oman Vision 2040 and the achievement of sustainable development goals in the sultanate, Eng Omar bin Khalfan al Wahaibi, CEO, Nama Group, and H E Dr Abdullah bin Ali al Omari, chairman, Environment Authority, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to allocate RO100,000 for the 10mn trees plantation initiative,’ Nama Group said.

The two institutions seek to achieve national goals in enhancing and preserving environmental resources through the cultivation of wild plants, increasing green coverage area, combating desertification and efficient resource management.

The initiative, launched in August will continue for a period of five years, until September 2026. Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) will participate in the implementation of projects and initiatives to plant trees in the various wilayats of Oman according to the approved plan. OWWSC will also provide treated water from its sewage stations.

On the occasion, H E Dr Omari said that the cooperation with Nama Group in joining the 10mn trees plantation drive will have a significant impact in supporting the national initiative. 

“It is a model for cooperation between government institutions and the private sector,” he said.

He confirmed that the national initiative, according to the plan adopted by the authority, has been progressing well. “The process of cultivation of saplings has been going on in various governorates, and the nurseries have been expanded and new nurseries established. They have been provided with seeds from the seed bank established for the purpose.”

Eng Wahaibi said the cooperation with the authority is part of an extension of the programmes of the Nama Group emanating from group’s sustainability policy, “through which we aim to reduce carbon emissions”.

He added, “Through the partnership, we seek to harness the material, technical and human capabilities that the group possesses to support the authority’s plan to plant 10mn trees.”

 

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