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)