RAK Properties Joins Forces With RAK EPDA, AZRAQ and Multiple Volunteers for Successful Cleanup at Khor Muzahmi in Mina Al Arab

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Published November 12th, 2018 - 10:09 GMT
Group Photo During the cleanup at Khor Muzahmi in Mina Al Arab
Group Photo During the cleanup at Khor Muzahmi in Mina Al Arab

RAK Properties, one of the UAE’s leading property development and tourism infrastructure companies, was delighted to support the initiative by Fox Networks Group Middle East. More than 30 volunteers from a variety of organizations and eco preservation initiatives gathered on the foreshore at Mina Al Arab preserved area; Khor Muzahmi to search for and remove plastic waste from the mangrove forests where such waste endangers the wellbeing of indigenous wildlife. Many species including fish and birds, even flamingoes, are reliant on the wetlands and plastic debris is a serious threat to their existence.

RAK EPDA (Environment Protection and Development Authority), the government body responsible for protecting the Emirate’s natural heritage, sent a number of officials to oversee the work. Joined by a number of workers and volunteers from other organizations including AZRAQ, and Fox Networks Group Middle East.

Thanks to the efforts of all involved, some 75 Kilograms of plastic rubbish was recovered and removed from the mangroves, and it was taken for safe disposal by RAK Waste Management to ensure that it was not swept back into the protected environment by the return of high tide. RAK Properties will work closely with RAK EPDA to monitor and maintain the mangrove forests as part of their ongoing CSR activities and to ensure the cleanliness and natural wellbeing of this precious environment.

RAK Properies CEO Samuel Dean Sidiqi commented “We were delighted to support this important initiative to clean and protect this vital natural location as part of our ongoing role as custodians of the environment in which we are fortunate enough to work. The mangroves are a vital and attractive part of that environment and we will do all that we can to protect and enhance them.”

Background Information

RAK Properties

RAK Properties is a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) formed in 2005 with the support of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

Founded in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi,  Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Properties aims at supporting and promoting the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah as well as assisting the emirate’s community development initiatives. RAK Properties will also maximize shareholders’ value through its development projects in the coastal and inland areas of Ras Al Khaimah. 

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