CDA Launches PKR 2bn Project to Reforest Margalla Hills

CDA Launches PKR 2bn Project to Reforest Margalla Hills - ahgroup-pk

Islamabad: The CDA has launched a PKR 2 billion initiative, recognizing the urgent need to enhance biodiversity and reforest Margalla Hills.

The proposed plan aims to plant 10 million trees in Margalla Hills National Park, which covers a vast 39,000 acres. The project, “Enhancing Biodiversity and Green Cover by Managing Natural Resources, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation of Margalla Hills National Park Landscape,” will be submitted for funding consideration in the upcoming fiscal year.

This project will significantly enhance the biodiversity and green cover of the national park. Over five years, the initiative aims to enhance the diversity of plants and animals in Margalla Hills to reduce the impact of climate change. The project will also tackle environmental issues like decreased green cover and water runoff.

Key strategies of the project to address the issues mentioned above include

  • Planting native species
  • Hiring guards
  • Inspecting dams
  • Constructing water ponds

Key officials have endorsed the initiative, including Director General Environment Qaiser Khattak, Member Environment Shahzad Khalil, and CDA Chairman Anwarul Haq. They have emphasized the initiative’s significance in enhancing biodiversity and green cover, showing a strong commitment to its success.

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