Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would plant 500,000 saplings during the Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign – 2012. This was announced by the Chairman CDA, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, while inaugurating the Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign – 2012 here in Sector G-14, Kashmir Highway on Wednesday.
Chairman CDA said that CDA is making all out efforts to increase the green cover and preserve the green character of the Federal Capital.
He said that CDA has planned to plant 180,000 trees in the urban areas of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), which includes avenues, green belts, Islamabad Highway, Parks, Playfields and new sectors. The Chairman CDA said that 320,000 sapling would be planted in the suburb including Margalla Hills and Simly Catchments.
Out of these, 200,000 trees would be planted in Margalla Hills as a part of the effort to further increase greenery in the Margalla Hills National Park, whereas 120,000 saplings would be planted in the Simly Catchments.