Riyadh, December 26, 2023, The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority, in collaboration with the National Center for Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification (NCVC), has completed the planting of one million trees in Rawdat Al-Khafs, situated south of the reserve.
The initiative, which began with the first phase involving the planting of 500,000 trees in the northern and southern parts of Rawdat Al-Khafs in August 2022, saw the completion of the remaining 500,000 trees during the current year.
This ambitious project aligns with national efforts to realize the goals of the Saudi Green Initiative by increasing vegetation cover, combating desertification, and preserving natural resources. The aim is to achieve sustainable environmental and economic development, ultimately enhancing the quality of life.
The agreement for this tree-planting initiative was signed in May 2022 between the King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority and NCVC on the sidelines of the International Exhibition and Forum on Afforestation Techniques.
The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve, one of the seven royal reserves in Saudi Arabia, covers a vast geographical area, including Al-Tanhat, Al-Khafs, and Noura parks, as well as parts of the Al-Summan plateau and the Al-Dahna desert, encompassing approximately 28,000 square kilometers.