Kathmandu, March 27
Officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City have said that they will plant as many as 30,000 trees during monsoon to promote greenery in the city.
According to chief of Environment Management Division at KMC Hari Kunwar, they are holding discussions and coordinating with Department of Plant Resources, Floriculture Association of Nepal and Department of Botany at Tribhuvan University for the purpose.
Kunwar said, “The decision to plant 30,000 plants was taken after holding discussions with stakeholders. The plantation programme will begin in mid-June and continue till mid-October.”
According to Kunwar, botanists have suggested that they can plant 60 to 65 kinds of plants in Kathmandu. Different kinds of trees and shrubs will be planted on traffic islands and river banks.
Officials said people from floriculture association had also suggested that plantation should be done in order to enhance the beauty of the city and keep the city green throughout the year.
Small decorative shrubs will be planted on traffic islands, and plants that grow up to six feet tall will be planted on green belts.
Kunwar also said that the main challenge for the project would be to protect the newly planted trees. He said it would be a duty of every citizen to take care of these plants and help protect the environment.
A version of this article appears in print on March 28, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.