Saudi: Al-Fadhli approves plan to increase agricultural production in greenhouses

Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman Bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, who is also the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Development Fund, has approved the expansion plan in the plant resources sector and greenhouses with a new investment worth SR4 billion until 2025.

This has been made in cooperation with the relevant authorities and private sector companies, which aims to increase the production capacity by encouraging the usage of the latest technologies in the agriculture sector.

Eng. Al-Fadhli confirmed that the approved plan within 2023 to 2025 will contribute to an additional productivity estimated at 430,000 tons, bringing the total production capacity of the greenhouses to more than 1 million tons annually.

About 613.590 thousand tons is the total current production capacity, and it is expected that the rate of increase will be about 70%. This aims to achieve national food security, and increasing the contribution in the local content, and offer job opportunities in accordance with the goals of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, he said.

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