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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 9 March 2021

Sheikh Khalifa calls for renewed efforts to protect the environment

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

The UAE is committed to protecting its precious resources. Reem Mohammed / The National
The UAE is committed to protecting its precious resources. Reem Mohammed / The National

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.

Updated: February 3, 2021 08:00 PM

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