Officials from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Qatar Rail during the the ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative at the Airport Park, yesterday.
To mark the World Environment Day that is celebrated annually on June 5, Qatar Rail yesterday held an event for planting trees at Airport Park, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
The Airport park is adjacent to Old Airport metro station on the Doha Metro Red Line. The event comes as part of the ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative that was launched earlier by the Company. At the event, 28 trees were planted, representing 28 million trips made on the Doha Metro since its launch in May 2019.
Through this exciting green initiative, Doha Metro will plant a tree for every 1 million customer journeys taken on the metro until World Environment Day 2030. The tree planting initiative seeks to raise the awareness of environmental sustainability, planting trees, and preserving the planet. The trees will provide a visual reflection of the metro’s success in growing ridership and providing greener journeys for all.
Ajlan Al Enazi, Chief of Strategies and Business Development at Qatar Rail said: “Qatar Rail is committed to contribute to a sustainable future, and this initiative will help create a green space legacy for all. These trees will become a visual representation of our inputs to the environmental sustainability agenda, for both this and future generations to come and it will encourage more people to use the metro.
Mohamed Ibrahim Al Sada Assistant Director of the Public Parks Department at MME, said: “This event comes to mark the World Environment Day in cooperation with Qatar Rail under the framework of the ‘Plant Million Tree’ initiative launched by MME.
He said that the initiative is emphasising the importance for the environment and increase green landscapes as one of the main pillars within the Qatar National Vision 2030, in addition to supporting the ‘Plant A Tree’ initiative by Qatar Rail.
“Greening initiatives in general are a pillar that supports the efforts of the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment aimed at increasing the green landscapes, enhancing environmental sustainability and achieving its strategic plan by 2022,” said Al Sada.
The ‘Plant Million Tree’ initiative was launched by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in 2019 is a community wide responsibility and it built on active partnerships with our society, the initiative promotes green landscaping to support sustainability and environment.
Doha Metro’s state-of-the art design contributes to greener journeys and supports the nation’s development in line with the Qatar National Vison 2030. The metro runs paperless tickets and works regularly with partners to support and promote environmental initiatives in Qatar, in addition to reducing in the number of journeys made by road, reducing carbon emissions.
Doha Metro is the backbone of Qatar’s integrated public transport system, promoting the use of public transport in the country, and serves as a key contributor in the accomplishment of the Qatar National Vision 2030.