MELAKA – Lanskap Malaysia aims to plant 20,000 forest trees worth RM600,000 across the country under the ‘Our Forest’ programme by end of the year.
Its executive chairman, Othman Sulieman, said 10,000 forest trees had been planted in Selangor, Johor, Melaka, Penang, Kelantan and Pahang so far.
Among the forest trees were ‘beruas’, ‘balau pasir’, ‘sekiat’, ‘pelong licin’, ‘mata pelanduk’, ‘kandis’, ‘kelat paya’ and ‘pupor’.
“This is an initiative implemented with the allocation from the Prime Minister’s Department’s Implementation Coordination Unit in support of the government’s efforts to conserve and enhance the nation’s natural landscape.
“Such efforts involve the people, local community and students of all ages as it would also increase their level of awareness and participation in the urban reforestation programme.”
He said this to reporters after the launch of Our Forest @ Sungai MalimRiverfront programme in conjunction with the 12th Anniversary Celebration of Melaka Historic City here today.
The programme, which saw 500 forest tress being planted, was officiated by Melaka Historic City Council secretary Mohd Derus Che Mat. – BERNAMA