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President To Launch 4M Trees Initiative

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, will to­day officially launch one of Government’s new national priori­ties to plant four million trees in four years. The event, which will take place
08 Jan 2019 11:00
President To Launch 4M Trees Initiative
Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, will to­day officially launch one of Government’s new national priori­ties to plant four million trees in four years.

The event, which will take place at the Presidential compound in Suva at 11am, will involve Fiji’s first citi­zen along with the Minister for For­estry, Osea Naiqamu, plant the first trees under this initiative.

The 4-Million Trees-in-4 Years initiative is part of Government’s renewed effort to continue the fight against climate change and to pro­tect Fiji’s environment and rich biodiversity.

It will also reduce soil erosion and siltation while offsetting some of Fiji’s carbon output.

Ministry of Forestry Permanent Secretary Pene Baleinabuli said the initiative would contribute to the sustainable management of Fiji’s forest resources and increase the forestry sector’s contribution to the nation’s economic growth.

“This should have a positive im­pact on the lives of the communi­ties that rely on the forestry sector,” he said.

“It should also benefit the nation, as a whole.”

Source: Deptfo News

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