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18 November 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Company (GPIC) began its third green initiative in support of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) "Green Wave" project.

As part of the campaign, the Company cooperates with the Ministry of Education in conducting an agricultural campaign involving students in Public Schools.

Local tree seedlings are supplied to the selected schools and these are then planted in the school yard, as a contribution of GPIC in supporting the development of the environment and increase the green area.

The GPIC’s Agri- Nutrients Committee visited the schools and helped plat fruit trees. Students were also trained on the correct steps they should adopt and were also supervised in their efforts.

Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said that the Green Wave Project promotes a culture of biodiversity and awareness of the importance of agriculture and afforestation, especially among young people.

He said GPIC has supported this annual event in cooperation with the Ministry of Education since schools are the ideal place to familiarize young people with the need and importance of caring for the environment.

Dr. Jawahery thanked the Ministry of Education for its cooperation and stressed the Company always finds in the ministry a willing partner in choosing schools where seedlings are to be planted and in making all the necessary arrangements. He said this year, they provided 800 seedlings of Bahraini fruit trees, and these were planted in 20 schools.

Dr. Jawahery also thanked the Chairman and members of the Committee for their efforts in implementing the project. He expressed confidence that such environmental initiatives would ultimately contribute to raising awareness among young people about the importance of respecting the environment and preserving its components.

He said the Company’s Board of Directors is keen to support sustainable development issues and encourages partnerships in a number of programmes and events that support the development of the agricultural sector and its initiatives.

He added GPIC regards environmental support as one of its programmes of work and is committed to protecting the environment. He said it has played a leading role in the sustainability of its surroundings, and implemented several environmental projects within its complex.

The Green Wave is an annual initiative aimed at promoting the by planting as many trees by young people of all ages.

The campaign attracts specialists in agricultural sciences who introduce students to the importance of agriculture in various fields, such as increasing local production of crops to contribute to the development of the national economy as well as to maintain the health of the environment by reducing the proportion of air pollution.