As part of the ongoing ‘Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees’ campaign to plant a million trees, students from Nusaibah Bint Kaab School joined hands with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to plant saplings at G-ring Road Development Project.
The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar is implementing the campaign, which will continue until the end of 2021.
Students of Nusaibah Bint Kaab School planting saplings
The committee works under the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) in co-ordination with several ministries and other entities such as the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Railway Company, Private Engineering Bureau among others.
This committee is responsible for five major tasks including the construction of central public parks, provision of dedicated lanes for pedestrians and bicycles, development of the Doha Corniche, development of Central Doha and increasing afforestation and greenery areas.
While attending the event, student Aalia al-Sulaiti said she is glad to plant trees and to contribute to preserving the environment of beloved country.
Ashghal is implementing the G-ring Road Development Project that includes planting more than 15,000 trees and developing about 860sq m landscape in addition to 55km of pedestrian and cycle paths.
The work will enhance sustainability through minimising environmental pollution and reducing the emission of CO2 through minimised consumption and conservation of energy resources. It focuses on the provision of more public transport options aiming at reduced use of private cars and improved lifestyle through clean and safe transportation.
The project also works for ensuring a healthy environment within residential neighbourhoods and places of public gathering through increased afforestation and landscaping, which will greatly help in reducing the temperature in cities.