Saudi Arabia has launched a project, to plant 50 million mangrove trees along its Red Sea coast by 2030.
The project, undertaken by the Red Sea Global (RSG), wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, aligns with the Saudi Green Initiative, aimed at addressing climate change, said the report.
It is part of the developer’s commitment to conserve and revitalise the kingdom’s Red Sea coastline and boost biodiversity.
The seedlings will be cultivated in the nursery for about eight months until they grow to 80 cm. Then they will be carefully transplanted to designated mangrove parks, the report said.
The RSG is behind Saudi Arabia’s two regenerative tourism destinations: the Red Sea and Amaala. The Red Sea destination is on track to welcome its first guests this year, while Amaala will be opened to visitors in 2024, according to the report.– NNN-SPA