Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday that the government was working for more afforestation to make the country greener and ensure environmental development.
“We are running a social forestry campaign alongside the gardening and tree planting work in people across the country,” she said.
The Prime Minister made the remark during the inauguration of the tree planting campaign organized by the Bangladesh Krishok League at his official residence Ganabhaban.
She said: “We want our afforestation to increase while ensuring environmental development in such ways. . . and our country would lead the world by example.
Sheikh Hasina and his daughter Saima Wazed Putul planted two saplings on the site of Ganabhaban.
The Prime Minister, also chairman of the ruling Awami League party, called on all the associated organs of his party, including the Krishok League, the Jubo League, the Sechwasebak League, the Chhatra League, the Mohila Awami League, Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad as well as the leaders, activists, supporters and supporters of the Awami League and people who believe in Mujib’s ideology to plant at least three trees.
“I urged you all to plant wood, a fruit tree and a herbal tree,” she said, mentioning that the tree would restore economic value and protect the environment while providing nutrition. .
Sheikh Hasina said that since 1983, the Awami League and its associated organizations have been planting trees in Pohela Ashar (start of the rainy season) at the initiative of the Bangladesh Krishok League.
She also expressed optimism about a massive tree planting this year.
The Prime Minister said that his government wants to carry out the economic development of the country while preserving environmental security and making the Bangla greener greener.
“All our efforts are for this development,” she said, referring to her government’s effort to increase afforestation to 22 percent from just 7 percent in 1996.
She said the Awami League, in the footsteps of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who made the country independent, is still working for the welfare of the nation and its people.
“We want to build the country with the ideology of Bangabandhu and the spirit of the liberation war,” she added.
Bangladesh Krishok League President Samir Chandra and General Secretary Umme Kulsum, among others, were in attendance.