Soudah— Soudah Development, a Public Investment Fund (PIF) company, announced its environmental initiative to plant over a million trees across Soudah and Rijal Almaa by 2030. The initiative was announced at the Saudi Green Initiative Forum (SGI) in Riyadh on Saturday.
The landmark project will support the SGI, which aims to plant 10 billion trees, reduce carbon emissions by 4%, and raise protected areas to more than 30% of the Kingdom’s total land area.
Developing tree cover will transform Soudah and Rijal Almaa towards a luxury mountain tourism destination atop Saudi Arabia’s highest mountain.
The initiative to plant over a million trees by 2030 will restore forests across a 627 sq km area. Support natural environments, enhance ecological balance, and support the reintroduction of local species of flora and fauna.
This initiative is the first of its sort to be announced along with other green initiatives. Including the rewilding, reintroduction of local species, baboon population management, and protected areas expansion.
By adopting best practices, renewable energy, and advanced technologies. Soudah Development is striving to decrease water and electricity consumption, divert waste away from landfills and gain carbon neutrality.
The multiple programs included in the effort are conservation of the natural environment, geological formations, and wildlife habitat.