Karachi Municipality to cultivate 300 Miyawaki forests

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab, accompanied by Vice Chancellor of NED University of Engineering and Technology, Professor Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, plants a tree to start the city’s second Miyawaki Forest.
Image credit: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.

Karachi: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) plans to plant 300 small forests in different parts of the city using famous Japanese Miyawaki technology.

This was announced by the administrator of Karachi, Murtaza Wahab, as he launched the second Miyawaki forest in Karachi under the auspices of KMC in the area of ​​the city’s navigation basin near the coast.

KMC has collaborated with one of the oldest and largest engineering universities in the country Рthe NED University of Engineering and Technology of Karachi Рwhich celebrates the centenary of its founding, to build Miyawaki Forests in the city. The first forest of this type was launched at the intersection of the H̫tel M̩tropole in the city center.

NED University Vice Chancellor Professor Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Karachi Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi and KMC Parks General Manager Junaidullah Khan and other officials attended the launch of the second forest of Miyawaki in the city.

Speaking on the occasion, the administrator of Karachi said that a large plantation of trees in urban centers of Pakistan has become inevitable to combat the negative effects of climate change and global warming.

He said Miyawaki technology would be used to plant 80-90 trees of different species very close to each other so that the smallest urban space available for KMC can be used most effectively to increase green cover in the area. city.

He said the Miyawaki technology was also suitable for a water-scarce city like Karachi, as forests planted in the Japanese way were able to retain maximum amount of monsoon rainwater.

He urged businesses and other organizations in the city to come forward and participate in the joint campaign of KMC and NED University to increase greenery in Karachi.

He said that concerned citizens of Karachi should possess the will to plant trees so that future generations can see a clean and green Karachi.

In addition to KMC’s efforts to grow forests, the urban non-governmental sector Karachi Clifton Forest, launched after the deadly 2015 heat wave in Karachi, has 1,050 trees of 32 native plant species over an area of of only 300 square meters.

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