Abu Dhabi kicks of 32nd annual Plantation Week
Week to focus on importance of greenery preservation throughout UAE
Abu Dhabi Municipality kicked off its 32nd annual Plantation Week in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of preserving greenery to benefit the environment.
Khalifa Mohammed al Mazrouei, GM, Abu Dhabi Municipality said this week, themed Together we Plant, is designed to focus on the success already in expanding greenery, parks and recreational facilities, which have turned the cities into 'lush greens'.
"It is the theme that the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is keen to embrace and promote in a drive destined to achieve high agricultural achievements, and expand the greenery and landscaping; which is reflected in the remarkable increase in the number of fruitful trees, forest trees, saplings and flowers. This has given us an impetus to press and head on to more successful agricultural accomplishments," said Al Mazrouei.
Al Mazrouei, senior officials and guests to the event inauguration planted a palm tree marking the start of a new Plantation Week.
With the week primarily focusing on the importance of trees, the event began with video documentary on agriculture and the need to care for it. Ashbal Al-Quds School Girls School then presented a play called How to Protect Our Planet through which they highlighted the importance of green conservation in parks and public areas.
Saeed Fadil Al Mazrouei, CEO of Emirates Aluminum Company (EMAL), diamond sponsor of Plantation Week, stressed the importance of continuing to support the greenery drive across the UAE, founded as a result of the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
"The fabulous scenery of the sprawling plantation and the spread of the greens in the cities, islands and streets of the UAE is a testament to the strong will and determination of Emiratis to overcome the desert and transform it into a giving and lively environment," he said. "EMAL is therefore all set to support this kind drive and harness all resources capable of fulfilling the aspirations of a wide plantation renaissance covering the entire country," he added.