‘All parks turned into natural green places’

PHA chief vows more steps to for 10 Billion Tree Tsunami initiative


Our Correspondent May 01, 2021
PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI:

Rawalpindi Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Vice Chairman Malik Abid Hussain has said that the PHA has turned all city parks into natural green places and making efforts to achieve the target of Prime Minister Imran Khan's "Ten Billion Tree Tsunami" initiative.

He said this while reviewing the development work being done for making the parks green during his visits to various parks.

He said that the Miyawaki forests on all available vacant pieces of land in and around the government schools, colleges and other buildings in different parts of the city are also being developed.

He said that these forests will grow ten times faster than ordinarily planted trees which would help reduce environmental pollution rapidly. Hussain said that under the guidance and directions of PHA Chairman Asif Mahmood, "we are working with full attention and hard work and that no empty pieces of land owned by government schools, colleges and other departments in the city will be left uncultivated".

He added that their teams are working diligently to promote the Miyawaki Forest with making ensure that our efforts bring full fruit of hard work.

Hussain said the PHA is also making the public aware of the importance and need of trees to involving them in this campaign and they are being encouraged to plant saplings in and around their homes, offices and open spaces.

For this purpose, he said the PHA is providing free plants to the citizens.

"The PHA is cultivating and nurturing different species of plants and more than 100 kinds of flowers at its nurseries at large scale for the purpose", he mentioned.

He added that they have planted grass on barren pitches. APP

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