Call for massive tree plantation to reduce carbon emission

21 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is pledged-bound to make the metropolis green through massive plantations with an ultimate goal of safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity.

All the authorities of public and private entities including educational institutions and installations should supplement the city corporation’s efforts of massive plantations.

RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton made this urge while planting a tree sapling near the Lalon Shah Open stage in the city on Thursday afternoon, reports BSS.

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.

All quarters should take the responsibility of protecting the city and its adjacent areas from the adverse impact of climate change and massive plantations can be the vital means of attaining the target.

Liton urged all the city dwellers to plant tree saplings including the fruit trees in all vacant places and other catchment areas of all institutions to create a greenery atmosphere everywhere in the city.

Mayor Liton viewed that 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 also be the effective means of meeting nutritional demands with food security and ecological balance, he added.

Meanwhile, the Rajshahi city has got a new look amid massive plantation of fruit and forest trees and decorative plants and trees and other beautification works drawing the attention of the commoners, particularly the visitors.

Some 32,446 trees were planted besides creating scores of green zones through councilors.

RCC Panel Mayor Shariful Islam, Ward Councilors Abdul Hamid and Anwar Hossain, Superintending Engineer Nur Islam and Environment Development Officer Syed Mahmudul Islam were present on the occasion.