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Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and the EPAA organises an environmental initiative at El Mentether
During Sharjah World Championship Week 2019

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) alongside the EPAA has composed a natural activity in Sharjah planned for afforesting the desert in the emirate's El Mentether region. The activity frames part of SCTDA's endeavors to help exercises that secure national natural assets and keep up their sustainability. These activities are in accordance with the vision of UAE's authority and the mandates of His Highness Sheik Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The activity was propelled in association with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority and UIM F1H2O, in participation with Al Batayeh Municipality and Sharjah Police. This activity was propelled uninvolved of Sharjah World Championship Week, and on the side of the worldwide afforestation program received by Union International Motonautique (UIM) planned for securing the earth and decreasing carbon dioxide discharges.

It was held within the sight of His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA; H.E. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority; H.E. Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority and Chairman of Sharjah International Marine Sports Club; senior authorities and coordinators of the Sharjah Championship Week, managers of the taking an interest groups, administrators, and a few worldwide contenders taking part in the occasion, and a few individuals from official designations from Thailand and China who are visiting the emirate. 120 trees were planted of types surely understood in the locale, the Ghaf tree, the Arak and the Sidr.

His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA stated: "The activity expects to reestablish the natural parity in desert areas in the UAE such that upgrades the protection of the entire ecosystem. The afforestation scheme additionally has a significant impact in neutralizing the negative impacts of carbon discharges while decreasing desertification and adding to the protection of natural life, particularly uncommon and imperiled creatures and plants, along these lines reestablishing some part of a biological balance. Also, the activity expects to reinforce the way of life of ecological mindfulness among sections of society and urge individuals to receive activities that improve different parts of the earth through projects identified with afforestation and farming as deliberate social activities to secure normal assets just as different communities.

Remarking on the activity, H.E. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, noted: "We recognize the F1 Team and the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority for their drive to execute an afforestation campaign in El Mentether area. In the hold, following the vision and directives of His Highness Sheik Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, it supplements the activities and afforestation campaigns being executed by the Environment and Protected Areas, including a campaign which focuses to bring issues to light among students in Sharjah's schools, employees in public and private institutions, just as charitable agencies."

SCTDA's drive serves to emphasize the need to safeguard the indigenous habitat including the desert which is the largest area in the emirate, increment of natural awareness, develop partnerships with different segments of society to rush ecological activity, and advance economical eco-tourism and upgrade the components supporting its development and supportability."

Al Suwaidi closed: "The desert is a tourism hotspot in the UAE well known among residents, citizens and voyagers as an extraordinary spot to visit for entertainment. It advances ecological tourism which is a key component in the development of a green economy dependent on natural protection, resource sustainability, and the preservation of natural and social heritage. It additionally opens chances to advance ecological education and increment awareness among the all-inclusive community about their environment."




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