RIYADH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has seized large quantities of local firewood and charcoal used for commercial activities in Riyadh.
The campaign targeted a number of shops, and reported 109 violations by shops using local firewood and charcoal, noting that the total quantity seized was estimated at about 112 cubic meters.
The ministry said that the campaign was part of its efforts to develop natural vegetation, fight desertification, revive biodiversity and rehabilitate degraded vegetation sites.
Violators will be penalized according to the executive regulations.
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