Monsoon tree plantation to start in Capital on July 13.
ISLAMABAD, July 04, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The monsoon tree
plantation campaign is likely to start on July 13 to plant more than
400,000 saplings in the Federal Capital. According to official sources
of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) here on Saturday, during the
campaign, our of 400,000 plants, 120,000 would be planted in the urban
areas, 175,000 would be planted in Margalla Hills while around 100,000
saplings would be planted in the catchment area of the Simli Dam.
Besides that, a function would be organized in sector, D-12 in
connection with the tree plantation day which would be celebrated to
raise awareness about the merits of good environment. According to the
sources, keeping in view the declaration that 2009 is the year of
environment, an awareness campaign is also being launched by the
Authority, which would proceed alongside the tree plantation campaign.
This awareness campaign would be marked by series of steps like pasting
banners at intersections of the city and distributing leaflets among
citizens to make them more aware about the healthy effects of vegetation
on their lives. About areas of Islamabad, which have been deprived of
vegetation due to the construction of new roads, fly overs and under
passes, the source told this agency that efforts are on to make these
areas green again, and for this purpose, saplings have already been
planted in the green belts of these newly constructed roads; the
practicee, he apprised, is expected to be followed in those sectors of
the capital as well where construction is presently going on.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)