Sheikh Khalifa calls for renewed efforts to protect the environment

Energy shown in countering coronavirus will also be used to build a sustainable future

RAS AL KHAIMAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 23 NOVEMBER 2020. 
In the valley of the village of Shaam, Saeed Al-Dhahouri is keen to educate the rising generation about UAE’s heritage; and for that he has set up Muhammad Bin Rashid Heritage Village in Wadi Shaam.

The village includes many old traditional UAE tools that the people of the mountain used in the past, and showcases customs, traditions and practices inherited from older generations.

Al-Dhahouri has devoted his efforts to transforming his farm into a heritage village since 1995.

(Photo: Reem Mohammed/The National)

Reporter: ANNA ZACHARIAS
Section: NA NATIONAL DAY
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President Sheikh Khalifa has called for renewed efforts to protect the environment.

He said the UAE had shown huge energy in dealing with coronavirus and this would also be applied to protecting the nation's resources.

Speaking to mark the 24th National Environment Day, Sheikh Khalifa said this was a duty shared by all and he pledged the UAE would continue on the path laid out by Founding Father Sheikh Zayed.

"We have developed the water sector to protect the country’s underground water reserves and the agricultural sector by encouraging farmers to develop and adopt modern approaches that are relevant to and match the country's climatic conditions," the President said.

"We reiterate our determination to double efforts to achieve our sustainable development objectives in line with the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda with regards to ensuring a clean and safe environment that is conducive to providing continued prosperity and happiness for us and for generations to come."

The President called on all government institutions and the private sector to raise awareness about the environment.