Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently entered into an agreement to acquire an additional five aircraft dedicated to the implementation of artificial rain technology, solidifying its position as the second country to possess such advanced capabilities.
According to a report from Urdu News, Engineer Abdul Rehman Al-Fazli, the Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, represented the kingdom in signing the agreement, thereby securing the acquisition of these five specialized aircraft. Out of the total fleet, four aircraft will be employed specifically for cloud seeding operations to generate artificial rain, while the remaining aircraft will be allocated for meteorological studies. Each of these cutting-edge aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies necessary for the successful execution of their respective tasks.
The Minister emphasized that the purpose of this agreement is to further advance artificial rain technology within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thereby enhancing the effectiveness and expanding the scope of the artificial rain process. Furthermore, the operational costs associated with these aircraft are expected to be significantly reduced, ensuring an efficient utilization of resources.
Dr. Osama Faqih, the Environment Secretary, highlighted that while Saudi Arabia is not the only country conducting research on artificial rain, it now stands as the second country to possess dedicated aircraft for this purpose. The primary objective behind this acquisition is to foster the growth of vegetation and augment the availability of water resources. The Kingdom is firmly committed to the utilization of renewable sources of water in every feasible manner as part of its overarching water resource management policy.