SEMENYIH, Sept 24 — All state departments and agencies are urged to play a proactive role in making the campaign to plant 26 million trees in Selangor a success.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the programme is important as it is in line with the decree by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj that had also set the target for it to be achieved by 2026.
He said the aim to plant 26 million trees also coincides with His Royal Highness’s 26 years of rule, which began in 2001.
“As of September 2022, a total of 545,000 trees have been planted in Selangor under this campaign. May today’s event marks a meaningful start for us in making this effort a reality.
“Let us work together in this journey towards greening the Selangor that we love,” he said during his speech at the tree planting programme held in conjunction with the state-level World Forest Day celebration in Bukit Broga here today.
The event was also graced by Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah who officiated the ceremony.
Amirudin also said that the Selangor government has always been consistent in its efforts to preserve as well as protect the state’s forest to ensure it can function properly, thus helping overcome climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
He said when facing disasters such as prolonged rain or major floods, the state government continues in its efforts to make Selangor resilient.
“In the recent tabling of the First Selangor Plan (RS-1), forest and environment sustainability management was listed as among its strategic themes through the drafting of high impact and efficient strategies.
“Therefore the efforts to achieve that aim marks a significant manifestation, which is in line with the importance of preserving forest in Selangor,” he said.