Call to make Rajshahi city green

Rajshshi City Corporation (RCC) is pledged-bound to make the metropolis green through massive plantation with an ultimate goal of safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity, reports BSS.

“We are urging all of yours authorities of public and private entities including educational institutions and installations to supplement the city corporation’s efforts of massive plantation,” said RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton while addressing a view-sharing meeting with all concerned at the city bhaban conference hall here today.

 He said all quarters should take the responsibility of protecting the city and its adjacent areas from the adverse impact of climate change and massive plantation can be the vital means of attaining the target. Chaired by RCC Ward Councilor Abdul Hamid Sarker, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu, Chief Executive Officer Shawgatul Alam, Chief Engineer of Bangladesh Railway (West Zone) Afzal Hossain and Deputy Director of Department of Environment Manunur Rashid.

 Liton urged the participants of the meeting to plant tree saplings including the fruit trees in all vacant places and other catchment area of all institutions to create a greenery atmosphere everywhere in the city. Massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emission at a substantial level and that is very important to protect ecological balance in the dried region.

Mayor Liton viewed that there is no alternative to creating more forest area to address the adverse impacts of climate change caused by global warming.

Fruit tree plantation can also be the effective means of meeting nutritional demands with food security and ecological balance, he added.