Testing ‘Groasis’ technology, Qatar plants trees that use 90 percent less water

Some 160 saplings have been planted in Lusail and West Bay as part of an eco-friendly project to make Qatar greener, reports the Gulf Times.

Dutch company AquaPro Holland, backed by the Embassy of the Netherlands, has introduced its Groasis technology to Qatar. It claims that trees planted using Groasis need 90 percent less water than saplings planted directly into the ground.

The project is part of a wider drive by the Dutch government to introduce its water-saving industry to the Qatari market, whose residents are among the world’s highest water consumers per capita.

Embassy officials have been in talks with the Doha Municipality, the management of Lusail, Qatar National Food Security Programme and the Ministry of Environment about further business opportunities.

If this pilot project is successful, it is hoped that it could be extended to all of Qatar’s parks and public places, making them greener and more environmentally friendly to boot.


Credit: Photo courtesy of Groasis

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