Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Qatar, HE Nurmakhmad Kholov, attended the tree-planting recently hosted by the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) – part of its popular ‘Ghars’ campaign – and also in line with Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture.

The tree-planting ceremony was held in Oxygen Park at Education City, and attended by officials from Qatar Foundation, members of the diplomatic community, and representatives from UNESCO. The event aims to encourage the community to engage in ‘green’ initiatives.

QBG Tree Planting

QBG Project Manager Fatima Saleh Al Khulaifi emphasised the cultural cooperation between Qatar and Russia as she welcomed the Russian Embassy officials to the event.

QBG launched the ‘Ghars’ tree-planting campaign as one of its initiatives to protect and preserve the environment and build an environmentally-conscious community, not only in Qatar but across the region and the whole world.’

HE Nurmakhmad Kholov said he is pleased to be a part of the QBG event.

There is no doubt that QBG contributes to the intellectual and cultural value of Qatar Foundation – educating the community about Islam, and helping position Qatar as a modern scientific and educational centre.’

QBG regularly organises tree-planting activities to promote the importance of environmental awareness among community members. The ‘Ghars’ campaign is part of their goal to plant 2,022 trees in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.

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