Saudi Arabia has launched a landscaping program at the Sacred Mosque of Mecca, aimed at combating rising air temperatures in the shrine.
The President of the Office of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdurrahman al-Sudais, initiated a project to green the holy places of Mecca.
Within the framework of the state program, concrete walls and columns on the territory of the Sacred Mosque will be covered with greenery, bbabo.net reports with reference to Samaa TV.
The average air temperature in Mecca reaches 40 degrees and will continue to rise due to global warming. Scientists believe that green spaces and vegetation on surfaces will create more shade, help reduce the temperature felt by people and improve the well-being of pilgrims.