Published On: Tue, Jun 4th, 2019
Published in Category: Lahore

LCCI to sign MOU for 0.1 million plants

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Lahore: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry would sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Commissioner’s office and Pakistan Horticulture Authority for plantation of 0.1 million plants.

This was decided at a meeting between the LCCI President Almas Hyder and Commissioner Lahore Dr. Mujtaba Paracha and Chairman Pakistan Horticulture Authority (PHA) Yasir Gilani at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Monday. LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir, Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal and representatives from forest department and Lahore Biennale Foundation were present on the occasion.

The Commissioner said that deforestation is leading to environmental disorder therefore joint efforts from public and private sectors are need of the hour. He said that around 75% trees in Lahore are finished during the last 10 to 15 years.

He said that to curb pollution and defeat smog menace in Lahore there is a need to grow dense tree plantation on massive level instead of ornamental plants and cooperation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry is of utmost importance.

He said the government departments were also working for tree plantation under the Clean and Green Punjab campaign and would put their full swing cooperation to the civil society. He said that different empty areas of Lahore had been identified by the department for tree plantation and those areas could also be provided to the civil society.