The government has on Monday announced to monitor the Prime Minister’s Billion Tree Tsunami project via satellite after an agreement signed between the Ministry of Climate Change and the Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
According to the details, the ministry of climate change signs an MoU with Suparco to monitor the government’s Billion Tree Tsunami Project will be monitored via satellite.
The SAPM for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that SUPARCO would also ensure the transparency of the project.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative to plant 10 billion trees to make Pakistan greener and mitigate the effects of climate change has been lauded by different countries.
Not long ago, the United Kingdom government said that Pakistan is “showing global leadership in tackling climate change with its Billion Tree Tsunami project.”
On the other hand, under the Billion Tree Honey Project, one million hectares of Pakistan’s forests will produce seven types of honey.
Whereas, the production of honey will increase from 12,000 metric tons to 70,000 metric tons. Pakistan will be able to export honey worth Rs45 billion annually to different countries.
Furthermore, the Billion Tree project will create job opportunities for 70,000 to 80,000 people.
However, in this regard, PM Imran had said that it is the responsibility of his government to hand over a clean Pakistan to younger generations.
He had said the TBTTP will help control environmental degradation, including enhancing forest cover, cleaning rivers and protecting groundwater from pollution, and checking air pollution.
PM Imran Khan had added that Pakistan has great potential for growing olive and avocado trees. He said by Olive plantation, we can be able to export olive oil and avoid the import of edible oil.