Palatial eco-disharmony

Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Residents of Geneva, Switzerland, have opposed the building of 12 palaces by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The king had received permission to build the 12 palaces and an underground car park, which are to cost about $30 million, next door to his Geneva residence. The protestors, however, say that the project will harm the surrounding woodlands. They say that the work on the park for 80 to 100 cars might disturb flora and fauna in the small forest recently bought by the king for the project. When it was sold in 1977, the forest had been declared an ecological protection zone.

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