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Hamad Port is among largest green ports in the world

21 September 2020

Hamad Port, known as Qatar’s gateway to the world, has been recognized internationally as one of the largest green ports in the world.

“Hamad Port is the largest eco-friendly project in the region and internationally recognized as one of the largest green ports in the world,” the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) said in its Twitter.

According to the motion graphic of MoTC shared on its social media post, the port has been designed so as to not affect sensitive environments. It has ensured to strike a balance between economic gains and preserving environment throughout construction operations.

As per reports from the Ministry, over 12,000 pieces of corals have been moved and resettled, and over 14,000 square metres of coral reefs for the project have been moved. Programs were set to enrich the area with about 32,000 mangroves and seedlings to provide food and necessary environment for marine life to flourish.

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The building, equipment and other utilities used at the port are all eco-friendly. Hamad Port won the prize for largest, smart and eco-friendly project during the Seatrade Marine Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2016, the post said.

Not to forget, last year too, Mwani Qatar had shared interesting and appreciable facts regarding the sustainable construction of Hamad Port.

In its tweet Mwani had mentioned 'Hamad Port is considered the region's largest and most environmentally-friendly project and this title has been well deserved for several factors, the most important of which is its success in relocating and moving more than 12,500 pieces of hard coral reefs.’

It had further mentioned about relocation of 14,300 square metres of seaweeds and 31,700 marine seedlings and avicennia trees providing shelter and nourishment to countless sea creatures.

The port, on being recognized as one of the ‘Greenest Ports in the World’ in June 2019, Mwani Qatar tweeted ‘Environmental protection has been a key objective in all phases of Hamad Port's construction. The port's international recognition as one of the world greenest ports proves that this goal has been achieved, underscoring its commitment to local and global environmental standards and adopting the latest innovative practices based on environmental sustainability and clean energy.’

In November 2016, Hamad Port had bagged the ‘largest, smart and environment-friendly project award’ granted for adopting the best practices in safety, maritime environment and in port operations.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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