Qatar Rail, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), announced the launch of a new Green Metro commitment to mark World Earth Day 2021 Thursday (April 22) and raise awareness on the importance of protecting the environment.
The initiative, which forms part of Qatar Rail’s continued commitment to sustainability and the environment, will witness Doha Metro planting a tree for every 5mn customer journeys taken on the metro until World Earth Day 2030.
The tree planting initiative seeks to raise the awareness of environmental sustainability, planting trees, and preserving the planet. The trees will provide a visual reflection of the metro’s success in growing ridership and providing greener journeys for all.
This move reaffirms Qatar Rail’s commitment and contributions to a sustainable future, and will help create a green space legacy for all. "These trees will become a visual representation of our inputs to the environmental sustainability agenda, for both this and future generations to come," a statement said.
Doha Metro’s state-of-the art design contributes to greener journeys and supports the nation’s development in line with the Qatar National Vison 2030. The metro runs paperless tickets and works regularly with partners to support and promote environmental initiatives in Qatar, in addition to reducing in the number of journeys made by road, reducing carbon emissions.
Doha Metro is the backbone of Qatar’s integrated public transport system, promoting the use of public transport in the country, and serves as a key contributor in the accomplishment of the Qatar National Vision 2030.