Over 2m plantation target under upcoming Spring season: ICT
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration is going to plant over two million trees under the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan Initiative in Spring 2020.
The federal capital’s administration has already planted one million plants in 2019 and worked out a strategy to beef up the metropolis’ green cover as per the prime minister’s vision under the patronage of Chief Commissioner Islamabad Amir Ali Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dr Asif Raheem in an exclusive talk with APP.
He said the district administration had played a cooperative and supportive role to carry out massive plantation drive as purely a philanthropist and corporate social responsibility driven initiative with public support.
“Around 16 registered cooperative housing societies, Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry, schools, colleges and universities have participated in the plantation campaign where no public money has been spent in this drive. The trees have been planted as per the vision to plant and own a tree as the people planting trees are themselves taking care of these plants,” he added.
He said around 0.6 million trees were planted by the cooperative housing societies with the collaboration of ICT administration in 2019. Moreover, National University of Science of Technology (NUST) and ICT administration had jointly planted one lakh trees. However, around 4 lakh trees were planted from the new Airport Road to Kashmir Highway and Islamic International University Islamabad took part in the plantation drive. – APP