Saudi Arabia launches first phase of planting 49mln fruit and lemon trees

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Saudi Arabia launches first phase of planting 49mln fruit and lemon trees

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) has started implementing the first phase of two initiatives to plant 49 million fruit and lemon trees in various regions of the Kingdom as part of the ambitious Saudi Green Initiative.

These include 45 million fruit trees in agricultural terraces, and four million lemon trees with renewable water by the year 2030.

The initiatives, with the slogan of “From Ambition to Action”, will be implemented in cooperation with the Agricultural Development Fund and the private sector establishments.

These initiatives are expected to provide more than half of the Kingdom’s imports of fruits, amounting to around SR4.5 billion, so as to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

This was revealed during a workshop organized by the Ministry on Tuesday at its headquarters in Riyadh.

Several officials and directors of the Ministry’s branches attended the event, organized with the aim of formulating criteria and conditions for selecting sites, and determining the locations of nurseries and afforestation to achieve the objectives of the two initiatives.

Under the initiatives, 45 million fruit trees will be planted in the regions of Makkah, Asir, Al-Baha, and Jazan, and four million lemon trees will be planted with renewable water in the

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