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Kuwait plants 200 mangrove seedlings

KUWAIT: UAE embassy has given Kuwait 200 mangrove seedlings to be planted at Al-Jahra reserve. Environment Public Authority (EPA) on Thursday organized a ceremony, attended by diplomats and representatives of international agencies, for planting the seedlings. EPA’s deputy director general Dr Abdullah Al-Zaidan said in a press release that the UAE embassy gifted the small plants for planting at the natural reserve and contributing to the greening efforts at the national level.

UAE Ambassador Matar Al-Neyadi said in a statement that the UAE presented the small plants to Kuwait after it had successfully planted mangroves across 65 square kms of lands throughout the seaside regions. For his part, the UN secretary general resident coordinator, Tareq El-Sheikh, said the initiative affirms Kuwait’s commitment to do everything possible to cope with climatic changes. – KUNA


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