Oilinvest has partnered with the Libyan Public Services Company (LPSC) to plant 1 million trees, including Eucalyptus and pines, across 1,450 hectares in Tripoli, Libya.
The project, covering 1,450 hectares of LPSC land in Libya's capital, aims to address the challenges of rainfall scarcity and desertification, exacerbated by tree cutting and urban expansion.
Mohamed Ismael, the head of LPSC, voiced strong support for the initiative, which aligns with the national reforestation campaign spearheaded by Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh.
David Pezzulli, the Director of Strategy for the Hague-based group, highlighted the project's commitment to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.
Set to begin in the first quarter of 2024, the project will initially cover 450 hectares equipped with an irrigation system, eventually expanding to the full 1,450 hectares.
This ambitious reforestation effort is expected to make a significant impact on the environment, with the mature trees projected to absorb over 10 million kilograms of CO2 annually.