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Bonayan pledges to distribute 5m saplings to protect ‘Only One Earth’

Staff Correspondent
06 Jun 2022 16:40:54 | Update: 06 Jun 2022 16:45:40
Bonayan pledges to distribute 5m saplings to protect ‘Only One Earth’
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Private sector-driven afforestation program Bonayan has kicked off saplings distribution across the country on the occasion of World Environment Day.

This year World Environment Day 2022 is being celebrated under the theme “Only One Earth”, and on the occasion, the Government of Bangladesh inaugurated the National Tree Plantation Campaign. In alignment with this vision, Bonayan initiated the distribution of 5 million saplings across the nation, read a press release on Monday.

To conduct this afforestation drive, the project has successfully raised 5 million saplings in over 20 nurseries across the country.

Bonayan started its afforestation journey in 1980 responding to the call of promoting mass plantation by the Bangladesh Government and embarks on its 42nd-year journey in 2022. The program has so far distributed 115 million fruit, forestry, and medicinal saplings free of cost and also established 119 bio-diversity corners.

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Currently, Bonayan is operating its project in more than 18 districts across the country, including Dhaka, Mymensingh, Manikganj, Tangail, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Lalmonirhat, Natore, Kushtia, Jhenaidah, Meherpur, Jashore, Chattogram, Bandarban, Khagrachari, Cox's Bazar, Rangamati and Noakhali (Bhasanchar), the release added.

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In line with its strong pledge to restore the ecosystem and ensure a Greener Bangladesh, Bonayan is proudly collaborating with numerous government and private organisations such as Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner-RRRC, Rajshahi City Corporation, Border Guard Bangladesh-BGB, Bangladesh Agricultural University, and many more.