Menteri Besar Officiates Perak State Level 100 Million Tree-Planting Campaign: 28 December 2020
Perak Menteri Besar Dato' Saarani Mohammad with State Secretary Dato' Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim, Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin, Rural Development, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Committee chairman Dato' Zainol Fadzi Paharudin and State Forestry Director Dato' Mohamed Zin Yusop.
IPOH, 28 December 2020 - A total of 100 million trees will be planted nationwide through the '100 Million Tree-Planting Campaign' from 2021 to 2025 in continuation of the greening agenda.
Perak Menteri Besar Dato' Saarani Mohamad said the campaign was a continuation of the success of the ‘26 Million Tree-Planting Campaign’ where a total of 10,206,420 trees were successfully planted throughout Perak from 2010 to 2014.
"The campaign is aimed at maintaining green areas throughout the country as well as preserving and conserving forest areas and raising awareness of the importance of trees and forest areas," he said during the Perak State Level Greening Malaysia Programme press conference at the Kledang Saiong Forest Eco Park today.
Also present were State Secretary Dato' Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim, State Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin, State Rural Development, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Committee chairman Dato' Zainol Fadzi Paharudin and State Forestry Director Dato' Mohamed Zin Yusop.
He further explained that a total of 1,217,966 trees were also planted in the Perak State Permanent Forest Reserve in 2020.
All parties including government agencies, private companies, corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations, research/education institutions and the public were also encouraged to participate in the planting effort.
“This greening agenda has been revitalized to attract the interest of various agencies to collaborate to help the government improve the forest quality as well as give awareness to the public.
"We strive to ensure the country's commitment to maintain at least 50 percent of the country's land area covered by forest and trees can be achieved." he said.
He added that the campaign was held for a period of five years with the aim of spreading awareness on the importance of conserving forest areas in the effort to address the issue of climate change.
Meanwhile, the campaign led by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department and State Forestry Department is expected to be officiated by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on 5 January.