thenews.com.pk 20 Sep, 2020 04:15 am

Urban forestry drive being carried out in Sindh with utmost transparency, claims Nasir Hussain Shah

Urban forestry drive being carried out in Sindh with utmost transparency, claims Nasir Hussain Shah
Sindh Information and Forests Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said the government is pursuing its project of urban forests with utmost transparency and monitoring so as to yield maximum results...

Forests and Wildlife Secretary Abdul Rahim Soomro said tree plantation carried out along the Lyari Expressway in Karachi from the Mauripur Bridge was the first successful scheme of urban forest in the province that was now visible to everyone.He said tree plantation had been carried out along 350 kilometres of different roads and highways in the province.Soomro said services of up to 25 female forest officers of the Forests Department had been utilised for a social mobilization campaign, and they had been going to different schools to give lectures to students on the importance of greenery and tree plantation.Vice-Chancellor NED University of Engineering & Technology Prof Dr SH Lodi said the NED University as part of centennial celebrations of its foundation had been pursuing the agenda of making its campus carbon-neutral by maximizing the tree plantation and minimizing the use of motor vehicles.

NFEH President Naeem Qureshi said his non-governmental organisations with the support of the government, civic agencies, municipal bodies, community organisations, corporate, and industrial sectors had been pursuing a tree plantation drive since 2014 under which 360,000 trees had been planted in different cities, especially in Karachi.He said the tree plantation campaign of NFEH would continue with the support of all stakeholders.

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