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  08 Aug 2022, 12:56

Call for massive tree plantation to adapt to climate change

 RANGPUR, Aug 8, 2022 (BSS) - High officials in a function have called for

massive tree plantation to adapt to climate change, improve environment and
create jobs to cut poverty.

 They made the call at the concluding function of a fortnight-long
'Divisional Tree Fair -2022' held on the Zila School ground in the city on
Sunday evening

 The district administration and Social Forestry Division jointly organized
the fair to create awareness among people on the enormous importance of tree
plantation to adapt to adverse impacts of climate change and improve the
environment.

 Different government and non-governmental organisations, nursery owners and
entrepreneurs had set up 60 stalls on the fairground displaying saplings of
timber, fruit, medicinal and ornamental plants.

 Newly appointed Rangpur Divisional Commissioner Md. Sabirul Islam attended
the function and distributed prized among 27 stall owners as the chief guest.

 With Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan in the chair, Deputy Inspector
General of Rangpur Range Police Mohd Abdul Alim Mahmud, Rangpur Metropolitan
Police Commissioner Nure Alam Mina, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)
Md. Golam Rabbani, Divisional Forest Officer Md. Matlubar Rahman Rangpur
Range Officer Md. Mossarraf Hossain, Secretary of City Awami League Tushar
Kanti Mandal addressed the function as special guests.

 Officials and employees of the divisional, district and police
administrations, Department of Agricultural Extension, Department of Forest,
nursery owners, students, teachers, farmers and common people were present.

 The speakers discussed the necessity of tree plantation, its economic and
nutritional benefits and significance in building a green nature to cope with
adverse impacts of climate change and keep the planet livable for next
generations.
 
The chief guest stressed on increasing forest area through massive tree
plantation to reduce environmental degradation and discussed economic and
nutritional aspects of wood, fruit and medicinal and ornamental trees.
 
"Everyone should plant tree saplings to improve the environment, build a
green nature, meet nourishment and get economic benefits to achieve the
sustainable development goals for further accelerating national advancement,"
he said.
 

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