Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) here on Tuesday formally launched programme of transplanting 14,500 tree saplings in the current season aims at safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity, reports BSS.
Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, who opened the programme through transplanting a tree sapling at embankment of the River Padma, urged the city dwellers to extend their whole-hearted support to make the programme a total success.
Discussing and devising ways and means on how to attain the transplantation goal he said massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emission at a substantial level and that is very important to protect ecological balance in the dried region.
He said all quarters should take the responsibility of protecting the city and its adjacent areas from the adverse impact of climate change and massive plantation can be the vital means of attaining the cherished goal.
Liton urged the participants of the launching programme to plant tree saplings including the fruit trees in all vacant places and other catchment area of all institutions to create a greenery atmosphere everywhere in the city. There is no alternative to creating more forest area to address the adverse impacts of climate change caused by global warming. Fruit tree plantation can be the effective means of meeting nutritional demands with food security and ecological balance, he added.
Chaired by Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Panel Mayor Tahera Khatun, Ward Councilors Rejaunnabi Dudu, Md Kamruzzaman and Matiur Rahman, Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque and Executive Engineer Nur Islam.