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Husma Dena Thuru national tree planting programme launch tomorrow

The Ministry of Environment has launched a national tree planting programme under the ‘Vision of Prosperity,’ programme launched by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with the objective of increasing the country’s forest cover to 30 percent.

Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the inaugural programme of planting two million trees under the Husma Dena Thuru (Trees Giving Life) programme will be launched tomorrow (20) with the participation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Addressing a media briefing held at the Ministry of Environment yesterday, Minister Amaraweera said that the tree planting project will be carried out near the entrance to the Battaramulla Defence Headquarters in front of the CEA.

The objective of this programme is to plant suitable trees in the relevant areas with the aim of reducing the percentage of carbon dioxide and increase the oxygen level in the atmosphere.