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Prime Minister inaugurates tree plantation campaign

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Published: 12:22, 5 June 2023   Update: 14:13, 5 June 2023
Prime Minister inaugurates tree plantation campaign

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the ‘National Tree Plantation Campaign’ by planting some saplings at Ganabhaban in the city on Monday.

The Prime Minister planted three saplings-one fruit, one wood and one medicinal plant. 

She also urged the people of the country to plant more trees in a bid to face the environment disaster.

The head of government said they have been implementing the tree plantation programme on a massive scale so that Bangladesh would be more beautiful, greenery and developed.

She continued, "I want that Bangladesh would face no sort of damage from climate change. So, I tell everyone to plant trees."

The Prime Minister asked the people to plant trees in every available place and to bring every area under production to grow fruits, vegetables and others amid the global price-hike of commodities.

Mentioning that many developed countries are also struggling due to the global high inflation, she said the government will have all efforts to protect the people of the country from the crisis.

She asked the students to plant trees on the premises of their schools, colleges and universities.

The premier said her party -Bangladesh Awami League- started a tree plantation programme in 1985, taking decision in 1984 and Bangladesh Krishak League has been entrusted to implement the programme.

Every AL leader and activist was given an order to plant at least three of wood, fruit and herbal saplings, she said.

The Awami League President said that her party will start the tree plantation campaign on the first day of Bangla month Ashar as it did in the previous years.

Law Minister Anisul Huq, Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Deputy Minister for Environment Habibun Nahar, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry Saber Hossain Chowdhury, PMO Secretary Mohammad Salahuddin and Environment Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed, among others, were present.