6250 forests enclosures to be set up in KP under 10 BTAP

Staff Reporter

Forest Department has decided to set up about 6,250 enclosures in hilly, inaccessible and remote areas in Khyber Pakthunkhwa including seven merged tribal districts where additional one billion saplings would be sown by 2023 under 10 Billion Trees Afforestation Project (10-BTAP).

Raees Khan, Project Director, 10BTAP told that sites for most of these forest enclosures were identified for remote and hilly areas for natural regeneration of forest besides achieving the set target of additional one billion trees during the next three years.

Local communities were being engaged to supplement natural regeneration in 6,250 forest enclosures stretch over an area of 250,000 hectares, he said.

In last two years, he said, over three million saplings were planted under 10BTAP in KP where farmers.