President, PM for protecting green in urbanisation

DHAKA, July 17, 2018 (BSS)- President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina today called upon all to make effective contribution to save
the green in urbanization for preserving of environment and biodiversity
along with government efforts.

In separate messages on the eve of the National tree plantation campaign
and tree fair-2018, they said this year’s theme–“Live in green, save green,
nature decorate with green” — is time-befitting.

They wished success of all programmes of the day.

In his message, President Hamid said the tie between human beings and
nature is inseparable. The existence of all animals and biodiversity is
dependent on nature.

But rapid industrialization and urbanization along with increasing
population cause irreparable damages to the environment and biodiversity, he
added.

The President said the government is very much sincere to protect
environment, biodiversity and wildlife as it has already updated the laws
related to environmental issues to control all kinds of pollutions and
adverse effects of climate change.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “I am very happy to know
that this year three million saplings would be planted in honour of the three
million martyrs of Liberation.”

Referring to different steps for safeguarding environment and wildlife, the
Premier said, “The Awami League government has attached the highest priority
to protect the environment as well as wildlife following the idealism of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”

She also congratulated the people who won ‘Prime Ministers National Award
for Tree Plantation-2017’, ‘Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation-2018″
and who are enjoying profit of social forestry.