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One million trees will be planted in urban areas

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 7, 2018 19:12

One million trees will be planted in urban areas

Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka states that establishing a public transport system that meets the needs of middle class people of the country will be a solution to the heavy traffic congestion in the Colombo city.

 

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was speaking at the media briefing that was convened to brief on the ‘Sahasak Thuru’ program of the government. The official web site of the ‘Sahasak Thuru’ national initiative was launched under the aegis of the Minister.

The Minister said that the government embarked the project to increase the number of trees in the urban areas to enhance quality of the air and mitigate other climate related bad consequences. The tree planting initiative will be conducted by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province development.

The inauguration of the program will be held at the Ganga Bada garden of Gannoruwa in Kandy. The project is being supported by many stakeholders including private sector and civil society organization. The Ministry of Megapolis aims to plant one million trees in the urban areas of the country.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 7, 2018 19:12

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