Fortnight tree fair begins in Khulna

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KHULNA, July 11, 2019 (BSS)- A fortnight tree fair and tree plantation drive begins in Khulna today.

City mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleq inaugurated the fair at function organized by Khulna district administer with the support of Sundarbans West Forest Division and Agricultural Extension Department at Circuit House ground

Addressing the function the mayor said everybody has to plant tree in the interest of self existence.

The mayor urged for protecting Sundarbans saying the mangrove forest is working as a shield to protect Bangladesh form natural disaster. So, everybody should be careful to protect the mangrove.

Divisional Commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia, District Council chairman Sheikh Harunur Rashaid, Conservator of Forests Amir Hossain Chowdhury and senior officials spoke on the occasion.

Earlier a colourful procession was brought out in the city from Shaid Hadis Park.

The fair has 61 stalls which will remain open from 9 am to 6 pm everyday.

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