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MME honours farm owners, fishermen for self-sufficiency.

Owners of farms, natives and fishermen at the ceremony yesterday.

QNA /Doha

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) yesterday honoured a group of farmers, natives and fishermen for their efforts to support local production to achieve self-sufficiency, as well as honouring the official sponsors of the 7th Qatar International Agriculture Fair (AgriteQ) and the first Qatar International Environmental Exhibition (EnviroteQ) for making the events held at the Doha Exhibition Center a success. HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie honoured 23 owners of farms, natives and fishermen as well as 15 official sponsors of the exhibition. Ahmed Mohammed al-Sada, Deputy Undersecretary for Environment Affairs at the ministry, said that the organisation of the first Qatar International Environmental Exhibition is in line with the march of the State of Qatar under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in adopting sustainable development as one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030. Al-Sada added that the event will focus on environmental sustainability in all sectors of the country, in addition to giving the ministry and the public and private sectors an opportunity to highlight their achievements at the national level and through the accompanying workshops, in order to enhance the pace of global developments, techniques, brainstorming and knowledge dissemination. He said that the initiative of planting million trees initiative, which was launched on the first day of the events, is a national community initiative that contributes effectively to environmental sustainability by preserving the country's biodiversity, mitigating the effects of dust storms, preventing desertification through soil stabilisation, and in reducing the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide into the air. He stressed that the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is keen to make the environmental exhibition a platform to showcase relevant initiatives in Qatar, and friendly countries and international and local specialised companies to showcase the latest technologies and solutions that serve environmental sustainability in the fields of alternative energy, energy conservation in construction, industrial technologies that promote cleaner production, reducing raw materials, as well as recycling and other technologies in this field.

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
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Date:Mar 21, 2019
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