Ghani declares March 10 as National Tree Planting Day
As government officials around the country planted saplings on Wednesday, President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree declaring March 10 as National Tree Planting Day, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_According to #ARG, Ghani has instructed officials at ministries and government departments in Kabul and the provinces to officially hold a #tree_planting_day on this day every year.
Planting events must be carried out in coordination with the Department of #Environmental_Protection and relevant municipalities, read the statement.
According to the statement, Ghani also instructed government #educational_institutions, both civilian and military, in Kabul and provinces, to also participate in the national campaign.
Ghani also called on civil society and other organizations to participate in this national campaign, and urged the owners of companies and industrial and commercial facilities to contribute to the financing of the National Tree Planting Campaign.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said 37.8 million trees are ready for planting across the country this year.
The ministry said that last year, nearly 17 million trees were planted in Afghanistan.