KCCI, KMC pledge to work closely for tree plantation

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Shariq Vohra and Director General Parks & Horticulture, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Taha Saleem have pledged to work closely for identifying locations and initiating tree plantation campaigns in different areas of the city.

Exchanging views with DG Parks Taha Saleem, during his visit to KCCI, President KCCI Shariq Vohra suggested to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which roads and corridors must also be precisely mentioned where the tree plantation campaigns need to be carried out.

“Being the premier and largest chamber, it is undoubtedly KCCI’s responsibility and we will certainly play our due role under the Corporate Social Responsibility Program”, he added.

President KCCI pointed out that the old city area was the most neglected locality where tree plantation campaigns have not been carried out for long. “This is a very important area where trading activities of up to billions of rupees take place every day,” he added.  

DG Parks Taha Saleem stated that despite limited financial resources, KMC was trying its best to plant a maximum number of trees in the city. “The business community must also act responsibly by vigilantly monitoring and taking care of such plantations,” he asserted.

“In order to improve the environment, all the citizens including the members of the business and industrial community will have to come forward to take ownership of the city otherwise, all the efforts being made to protect the environment would not yield any results and the situation would continue to worsen,” DG Parks opined.