Secretary Environment Directs For Expediting Spring Trees Plantation Campaign

Secretary Environment directs for expediting spring trees plantation campaign

Secretary Environment and Forests, Syed Nazir Hussain Shah has visited plantation in Hazara tribal forest division at Upper Hazara and directed the field staff to further expedite spring plantations to achieve the set targets

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :Secretary Environment and Forests, Syed Nazir Hussain Shah has visited plantation in Hazara tribal forest division at Upper Hazara and directed the field staff to further expedite spring plantations to achieve the set targets.

The secretary was accompanied by Chief Conservator of Forests, Conservator Forests Hazara circle and Divisional Forests Officer Tribal Forest Division, Farhad Ali besides others officials.

The Secretary inspected plantation sites at Kot Gala under Billion Tress Afforestration Project (BTAP) and appreciated the plantation work done.

He forests play key role to mitigate effects of climate change and global warming and it was our collective responsibility to plant maximum saplings to make KP lush green.

Under BTAP, the Forests Department with support of all relevant stakeholders and general public had planted a record one billion and 18crore saplings of different species during last five years in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.

He said combating problems of desertification, climate change and global warming was a big challenge and these issues can be addressed through whopping plantations.

The Secretary said great responsibility rest on the shoulders of Forest Department as well as general public to make the spring plantation campaign a success.

The Secretary also visited BTAP plantation sites at Lower Siran forest sub division and appreciated the plantations activities.

He also inspected PTDC Khunshi afforstration and bear rooted and tube nurseries at Shang and directed the nurseries staff to accelerate work so that young plants for distribution among relevant stakeholders.

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