Qatar adds to its illustrious list of Guinness World Records

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The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar achieved the title for ‘Most Nationalities Planting Trees Simultaneously’
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It was yet another feather in Qatar’s cap as it added its name to a new Guinness World Records.

The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar achieved this new Guinness World Records title for ‘Most Nationalities Planting Trees Simultaneously’, adding it to the list of world records achieved in Qatar, the QNA reported.

Official Adjudicators at Guinness World Records, Alan Pixsley and Louise Toms, said the total number of nationalities that participated during the tree-planting event is 66, during a tree-planting event organised by the committee on Saturday, 9 October 2021, on Dukhan Road.

The event is part of the ‘Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees’ campaign to ‘Plant Million Trees’, launched in 2019 in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality.

Participants from each nationality planted one tree for five continuous minutes, following specific steps that were documented by cameras installed on site in order to evaluate the planting process and its compliance with the guidelines of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

On this occasion, Eng. Mohammad Arqoub Al Khaldi, chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, said, “achieving this global title confirms our commitment to contribute to protecting the environment in line with our country’s efforts in the field of development and environmental sustainability, as part of the fourth pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030”.

Eng. Al Khaldi added that the committee launched the ‘Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees’ campaign to ‘Plant Million Trees’, in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality to contribute in increasing green spaces and trees in the country and provide fresh air for the desert areas along the roads.

This campaign is considered as mainstay to educate individuals and students about the importance of tree-planting and instilling environmental values in them. More than 550,000 trees were planted until now. 

The nationalities that participated in this tree-planting event included Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Côte D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya ,Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, PERU, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

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