Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
January 16, 2005
New pics of Queen Rania and King Abdullah
News along with the pics:
King, Queen join citizens in observing the Arbor Day
Amman/ Jan. 16/ (Petra)-- Their Majesties King Abdullah
and Queen Rania on Sunday joined about 1500 of school children
from Madaba governorate in observing the Arbor Day.
About 3000 forest trees were planted in a scenic area
overlooking the Dead Sea marking the launching of national campaign
for greening and tree planting covering various parts of the
King Abdullah, who was accompanied by a number of cabinet
ministers, and senior government officials, unveiled the monument at
the site on a plot of land of 170 dunums which has been chosen for
its unique geographic and tourist location that magnificently
overlooks the Dead Sea area.
The national greening campaign is being carried out by the
Agriculture Ministry in cooperation with public and private
organizations with the aim of increasing green areas in the
Forest areas form 0.09 per cent of the total area of
Jordan which is very low compared to world percentage, 15-25,
Agriculture Minister Sharari Shakhanbeh said. There are about
258,000 dunums of natural forest areas and artificial afforestation
covers 470,000, the minister said.