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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.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 4, 2009
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