JERUSALEM, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Israel has launched an environmental program worth 300 million new shekels (91 million U.S. dollars) for the Arab society in the country, the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Tuesday.
The plan, which includes advanced methods for waste treatment, will deploy a broad range of infrastructure and promote the separation and recycling of waste, the ministry noted.
The program will be jointly conducted with the Arab public and its leadership, it added.
The plan will also include the establishment of environmental units that work together with the ministry on the management of the waste system and the implementation of broad environmental issues such as planning agricultural environment, open spaces and green building.
Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection Tamar Zandberg said that over the years the environment in the Arab society has been neglected.
"The waste has been piled up, open spaces have deteriorated and hence the daily life of about 2 million Arab citizens have been forgotten. I decided to change this situation," he said. Enditem