Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy prime minister, took part in a tree-planting campaign in Kabul and called on citizens to take part in planting greenery and seedlings in the country.
Mullah Baradar said he considers planting saplings important for the greenery and beauty of the country and asked the responsible institutions to plant saplings in Kabul and other provinces.
“They should continue to do such work in every province and district, and we support them and will use all means possible to address their needs and problems,” said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy PM.
In addition to government officials, some diplomats from other countries also participated in the program.
“I hope that our government partners will make better efforts this year to grow and maintain these trees, which will make the environment greener,” said Ali Akbar, head of the Aga Khan Foundation.
Meanwhile, the National Environmental Protection Agency announced the start of a tree-planting campaign in Kabul's Qargha Dam, saying that in the first stage, 5,000 fruit-bearing and other seedlings will be planted.
“Fruit-bearing and non-bearing seedlings will be planted according to weather conditions, their location and their use,” said Ezatullah Siddiqi, deputy director of the National Environmental Protection Agency.
According to statistics, more than 25 million saplings are to be planted in 34 provinces of the country this year.
Although the planting campaign has been going on for years, some of the planted seedlings have dried up due to negligence.