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News ALGERIA: 2.2 million trees planted for water resource protection

Within four years, 2.2 million shrubs have been planted in Algeria, around 52 rivers. An initiative of the National Agency for Dams and Transfers (ANBT), which aims to protect and secure rivers that supply dams in mountainous areas.

In Algeria, the principle of CSR (Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility) has a more ecological colour within the National Agency for Dams and Transfers (ANBT). The public company has set up a reforestation plan along the banks of the rivers where it operates. The results of this operation were presented on October 1, 2019 in Algiers, the capital.

It appears that between 2016 and September 2019, 2.2 million shrubs were planted along 52 watercourses, which supply dams and hill reservoirs in 32 localities across the country. Water Resources Minister Ali Hammam said that this stream protection operation has resulted in the development and reforestation of nearly 25,000 hectares of land.

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Source of information afrik21
Keyword(s) rivers,reforestation
Geographical coverage Algeria,
News date 17/10/2019
Working language(s) ENGLISH