Following the Urban Greening of Residential Neighborhoods Green Riyadh reaches the Al-Naseem neighbourhood.
Following the urban greening of residential neighbourhoods, the “Green Riyadh” program, one of Riyadh’s four megaprojects, launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as an initiative of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, announced the urban greening works of Al-Naseem neighbourhood, proceeding to other residential neighbourhoods whose contracts have been awarded to, namely: Al Jazeera, Middle Uraija, Qurtubah, Al Ghadeer, and Al Nakheel.
Urban greening will begin in the Al-Naseem neighbourhood on February 9, 2023, with the planting of 241,000 trees and shrubs, as well as the development of 97 parks, green areas in and around 33 schools, 83 mosques, 37 parking sites, and 66km of roads and corridors.
The start of urban greening works is accompanied by planting events, including an exhibition which aims to raise residents’ awareness of the urban greening works within their neighbourhood. It will explain the milestones and duration of the project, and its accompanying works, and will include a first glimpse of the projected future of the neighbourhood at the completion of the project.
The ‘Green Riyadh’ program aims to plant trees and shrubs in more than 120 residential neighbourhoods across the city by 2030, using international standard designs that work with and enhance the local environment. The urban greening plan for the residential neighbourhoods includes developing neighbourhood parks, and green areas around mosques, schools, and parking areas. Urban greening developments and planting will encompass the streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian pathways of each neighbourhood. In addition to city parks and urban greening of valleys and their tributaries in Riyadh.
Notably, the “Green Riyadh” program is continuing its urban greening works in the Al-Aziziya neighbourhood, which since its launch has enjoyed the interaction of many neighbourhood families and students alike. The program aims to support the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 and the Saudi Green Initiative of planting 10 billion trees nationwide, by planting a total of 7.5 million trees in Riyadh city, increasing the green coverage to 9.1%, and increasing the per capita share of green spaces from 1.7m2 to 28m2 – 16 times its current level.
It also aims to improve the environment of the city of Riyadh through the urban greening of residential neighbourhoods. To ensure the sustainability of the green spaces it creates, the program is working to establish a water network to irrigate trees and reuse 100% of the treated water, at a capacity of about one million cubic meters per day.