2004 News Story

MEPA announces environmental prize

General President of the Meteorology and Environment Protection Agency (MEPA) Prince Turki bin Nassir bin Abdulaziz announced in Jeddah today the launch of the Kingdom’s prize for environmental management in the areas of scientific research in environment management and pioneering practices in government, private sector and non-governmental organizations in the Arab world. The prize, he said, comes as an initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz to encourage environmental practices in compliance with the instructions of Islam. The biennial prize of SR 750,000 [U.S. $ 200,000] has the aim of consolidating the concept of environmental management in the Arab world through setting down principles and means of perfecting modern management to solve problems that hamper the achievement of sustainable development.