BTAP to increase forest-covered area by 6.03pc

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KP Minister for Environment and Wildlife, Syed Mohammad Ishtiaq Urmar has said that Billion Tree Afforestation Project (BTAP) is successfully continued and added that its completion will increase forest covered area by 6.03% and generate employment opportunities for youth.

Addressing a function here on Sunday, the provincial minister said that beside BTAP, other recreational facilitie

s including promotion of tourism and promotion of forests beautiful parks also being constructed.

Beside, officers of forests and wildlife, representatives of Kohistan and Chitral Trophy Hunting also attended the function.

On this occasion, the representatives of trophy hunting while highlighting their problems termed the provision of alternative source of fuel for the forests growing areas inevitable to arrest deforestation and protect forests.—APP

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