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Over 25% DSCC area to be brought under afforestation: Taposh

TBP Desk
23 May 2024 19:07:38 | Update: 23 May 2024 19:07:38
Over 25% DSCC area to be brought under afforestation: Taposh
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More than 25 per cent area of DSCC will be brought under afforestation, said Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Thursday.

“And Dhaka South City Corporation will stand first to achieve the target of 25 per cent afforestation announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.

He said these at the opening ceremony of the 'Tree Plantation and Sapling Distribution Programme' organised by Dhaka Metropolitan South Chhatra League on Nagar Bhaban premises Thursday morning, reports UNB.

Taposh said, "Our afforestation was below 10 per cent. It has now reached 17 per cent through the implementation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's announcement, but to combat the effects of climate change, she directed us to increase our afforestation from 17 to 25per cent.”

At that time, he expressed his optimism to achieve the target through their ongoing projects and activities and with the united efforts of Dhaka Metropolitan South Chhatra League.

He also urged the leaders of Mahanagar South Chhatra League to plant trees in Osmani Udyan and Panthkunj Udyan and on both sides of Adi Buriganga Channel, Shyampur, Jirani, Manda and Khalunagar Canal.

He distributed saplings among the student affairs secretary of Metropolitan South Chhatra League and Khilgaon Model College Chhatra League unit.

Later, he planted a sapling of Krishna on the premises of Nagar Bhaban.

At that time, the Metropolitan South Chhatra League announced that they would plant 2,00,000 trees in the Dhaka South City Corporation area.