RCC to distribute 50,000 saplings among school children

RAJSHAHI, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) will

distribute over 50,000 tree saplings among the school students this year for

checking carbon emission through massive plantation in the city.

RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a

discussion at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Zila Parishad Auditorium in the city.

Department of Environment (DoE) and district administration jointly

organised the discussion, marking the World Environment Day2019.

Chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazrul Islam, the discussion was

addressed, among others, by Additional Superintendent of Police Matiur

Rahman, Director of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Sadrul Islam

and DoE Inspector Jaharul Islam.

Mayor Liton said a massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emission

to a substantial level and that is very important to face the adverse impact

of climate change in the region including its vast Barind tract. Liton opined

that an optimum forestation could help stop degradation of environment and

biodiversity making the country a safe habitat for all.

Expansion of the country's forest area to 25 percent of the total landscape

will protect Bangladesh from the possible alarming consequences of the

ongoing climate change, he added.

He urged the citizens to plant at least three fruit, forest and medicinal

saplings in all their catchment areas and other vacant places each every year

to supplement the RCC's green city efforts.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)