By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, early Sunday morning
planted a sapling to welcome the new solar year and mew spring and prayed for a green and prosperous Afghanistan, the Presidential Press Office said. In a ceremony attended by First Lady, Second Vice- President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the President Special Representative for economic and trade development and reduction of poverty, Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, National Security Advisor (NSA), Dr. Hamdullah Moheb, Kabul governor and some cabinet ministers, the country’s President said the nature has revitalized and
this is the responsibility of everyone to plant a sapling for the greenery of the country. The president noted that in the past, 70 percent of Afghanistan’s forests were green, but during wars, most part of them were cut off. “This is our responsibility to rehabilitate them.” Pointing to the works and achievements of Dr. Nakamora,
President Ghani said that he institutionalized the new method of forest rehabilitation in the country and the Afghan nation should follow his new style of forest rehabilitation.
“New methods experienced by Japanese suggests that forest could get green within two and half a year, the
main sample of which is Dashte-Ganbiri in the east of Afghanistan,” the president added.
He said the government of Afghanistan has approved the allocation of up to $300 million to be used in controlling the country’s waters and has also managed the five-year water management plan and that any region with water reservation should be green in their surrendering.
The president also pointed to the outbreak of coronavirus and said any problem faced by the Afghans were solved in unity and plan and that the COVID-19 was worldwide tragedy, and could be controlled with the solidarity of the clear forces. He called on the country’s Ulama to do their best by enlightening among the people and to prevent the outbreak of the illness.