As a part of the celebration of Mujib Year, the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the plantation of one crore saplings across the country by planting a tamarind tree and a chatiyan tree at Gono Bhaban on Thursday, July 16.
Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddinat said this at a virtual meeting to review the progress of the plantation programme, said a press release.
Md Shahab Uddin said, after the inauguration of the programme by the prime minister, saplings of one fruit, one forest, and one medicinal plant will be officially planted in every district and upazila.
Later, a total 20,325 saplings will be planted in each of the 492 upazilas of the country at a convenient time during the tree planting season from July 16 to September 15, the minister said.
"Following in the footsteps of the Father of the Nation, who started the tree plantation programme in the country, this programme is being implemented in the 'Mujib Year' to maintain the balance of environment," he said.
Seeking assistance of public representatives including members of parliament, the minister urged all to conduct regular inquiries after planting each tree and take necessary measures for proper nurture of the plants, added the release.
Habibun Nahar, MP, deputy minister of the ministry, was present as a special guest at the meeting chaired by secretary of the ministry Ziaul Hasan NDC.