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Princess Rahma participates in planting of 20,000 saplings

By JT - Jan 14,2016 - Last updated at Jan 14,2016

AMMAN — HRH Princess Rahma on Thursday joined 700 volunteers in planting 20,000 saplings in Karak, marking Arbour Day. Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Princess Rahma attended a ceremony marking Arbour Day at Sneineh area in Karak’s Mujib where, under a Royal initiative, efforts are under way to plant different kinds of forest trees.

Financed by Royal Court, in cooperation with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, the project seeks to cover 12,000 dunums over four stages, in a bid to increase Karak’s green cover. In the presence of Royal Court Adviser Yousef Issawi, Princess Rahma was briefed on the different stages of the project. Launched in 2012, the initiative, which will run until the next year, seeks to plant 250,000 saplings, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.



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