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MECA marks day to combat desertification, drought

MECA marks day to combat desertification, drought

The ceremony was held below the patronage of H E Sheikh Yahya bin Hamoud al Maamari, Governor of North Sharqiyah in the presence H E Najeeb A al Rawas, Undersecretary in MECA. Several presentations by youth on combating desertification had been also presented at the occasion.

The sultanate seeks to implement national plans to combat desertification and integrate programmes and projects to mitigate the effects of drought in line with the worldwide targets and plans advocated by international environmental conventions, particularly biodiversity and climate alter conventions.

The sultanate has also produced efforts to use technologies to avoid land degradation and take benefit of the possibilities obtainable below the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in coaching, capacity developing and technologies transfer from created nations. According to reports, Oman has .12 per cent of degraded lands and saw an improvement of 29.four per cent in land degradation.

MECA stressed that it is creating excellent efforts to minimize land degradation by lowering destructive vegetation and soil activities and by constantly escalating sustainability and lowering overexploitation of land sources.

The United Nations General Assembly declared World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17 in 1994 to highlight the concern and spread awareness.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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