Governor briefed on billion tree, botanical garden projects

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Muhammad Nadeem Iqbal of Organic Pakistan (LLP), today gave a Presentation on “Billion Tree Tsunami Sindh Chapter” and on Conceptual Design of “Horticulture & Botanical Museum Park Kalapul” was held here at Governor’s House.

The presentation was attended by Special Assistant to PM on marine affairs Mahmood Maulvi, MNA Aftab Hussain Siddiqi, MPA Bilal Ghaffar and DS Railways. Federal Minister Ali Zaidi participated the meeting through video link.

Imran Ismail was informed that under the government’s clean green Pakistan project, a horticulture and botanical museum has been planned at Kallapul Karachi, as a public-private partnership scheme.

“It is a strictly protected natural urban green area, where a landscaped garden will be created holding documented collections of variety of plants for purposes such as scientific research, education, public display, conservation, sustainable use and recreational activities”, Nadeem Iqbal added.

The governor said that the focus of present government has always been on creating an awareness of the threat to the Earth’s ecosystems from growing human populations and its consequent need for biological and physical resources.

“The primary purpose of creating plant museums at identified sites was to mobilise and engage citizens in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet”, he observed.

Imran Ismail while appreciating the endeavours in this regard said that the Horticulture and Botanical museum parks provide an excellent medium for communication between the world of botanical science and the general public.

“Education and awareness programs can help the public develop greater environmental cognisance by understanding the meaning and importance of ideas like conservation and sustainability”, he added.

It is pertinent to point out here that different thematic parks portions including children garden, moon garden, rain-forest tropical garden, water garden, desert garden and herbal gardens will be created; and the ground breaking ceremony of model horticulture and botanical museum park is planned for August 14, 2021.

 

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