Agadir won the prize jointly with Kazakhstan’s Nursultan.
Rabat – The Moroccan southern city of Agadir has won the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) for 2018-2019.
Agadir and Kazakhstan’s Nursultan have jointly won the prize in the category of “best friendly city of the environment,” says the website of the municipality of Agadir, quoting a statement from the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The prize will be handed to the municipal council of Agadir on October 2, 2019, at the opening ceremony of the 8th Islamic conference of ministers of the environment that will take place in the ISESCO headquarters in Rabat on October 2-3.
The city of Agadir boasts several environmentally friendly spots, namely the gardens of Olhao and Ibn Zaidoun, and the Birds Valley that brings together a variety of bird and animal species. The city also plays host to several green areas all along the corniche.
In 1979, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) founded ISESCO, one of the largest international Islamic organizations specializing in education, science, and culture.