RCC begins plantation of 200 rare species of trees in zoo

RAJSHAHI Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) started

plantation of saplings of 200 rare and indigenous species trees in its

Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Botanical Garden and Zoo in the city.

The city corporation has taken the initiatives to supplement the efforts of

making the city eco-friendly through transplanting saplings of rare and

endangered of species of trees.

City Mayor AHM Kamaruzzaman Liton, accompanied by some of his council

members and office colleagues, inaugurated the transplantation programme here

today.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the city corporation has set a target of

transplanting more than 14,000 saplings of fruit and wood trees and medicinal

plants in the city areas to make Rajshahi city eco-friendly.

Liton urged all authorities of public and private entities including

educational institutions and installations to supplement the city

corporation's efforts of massive plantation.

Massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emissions at a substantial

level and that is very important to protect ecological balance in the region.

Liton said people of all levels should take the responsibility of

protecting the city and its adjacent areas from the adverse impacts of

climate change.

He urged concerned officials to increase forest coverage as part of

adaptation measures to face climate change challenges.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)