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Third phase of forest planting project launches

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AMMAN — Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi, head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Royal initiatives, on Saturday signed an agreement to implement the third phase of the Jothoor "Roots" project to plant 3,000 dunums trees in the Al-Sunaina area at the Al-Qasr District in the Karak Governorate, southern Jordan.اضافة اعلان

Issawi also opened Royal initiatives projects that have been implemented in the Karak Governorate, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The signing of the Jothoor project agreement comes in response to His Majesty King Abdullah's continuous directives to increase green areas and preserve forests, by focusing on forestry projects. The first and second phases of the Jothoor project, which is the largest forestry project at the national level since the early seventies, were implemented, through Royal initiatives.

Approximately 327,000 trees were planted in the first phase of the project, and about 367,000 trees were planted in the second. Both phases involved a total area of 19,500 dunums.

Issawi said that His Majesty places as his to priority the achievement of sustainable development in a manner that meets the aspirations and hopes of Jordanian people, who are the focus, goal, and purpose of the development process, and the distribution of development gains fairly across all regions of the Kingdom to achieve development balance in targeted regions.

Also on Saturday, Issawi opened a public park in the New Moab area, which includes children’s play units, a five-a-side soccer playground, and other facilities. Furthermore, the Jubilee Forest in the Qasabah Al-Karak district was provided with sand and rubber games units, with high technical specifications to serve parents and children.

The parks projects are part of the Royal initiatives, and were implemented in cooperation with the Zaha Cultural Center.

The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan, Minister of Labor Nayef Istitieh, Minister of Environment Muawieh Radaideh, and the director-general of the Al-Haq Agricultural Corporation.

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