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Project to turn desert green trials in Qatar

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Pioneering scheme to turn desert back into green, profitable land trialed in Qatar

Sahara Forest Project testing technology on one-hectare site in Mesaieed Industrial City, south of Doha

Pilot project using seawater greenhouses and concentrated solar power

CNN —  

In a region known for its towering skyscrapers, the erection of a modestly-sized greenhouse might not appear worthy of much attention.

But this small construction site near the coast in Qatar’s Mesaieed Industrial City could help transform the landscape forever, says its developers, turning desert land into flourishing centers of food and freshwater production.

The $5.3 millio