ABOUT 6,500 local fruit trees will be planted in Larut, Matang and Selama (LMS) district as part of Perak government’s GreenPrint Initiative.
Among the fruit trees identified include durian, rambutan, mango, guava, cempedak, pulasan and ambarella.
The tree saplings were presented to several governmental agencies in LMS by Taiping Municipal Council president Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir during the launch of the tree planting programme at its nursery in Pokok Assam, Taiping.
The agencies in the GreenPrint initiative include the district council, district education office, police, veterinary services department, district engineer and agriculture department.
“We hope to encourage all agencies and the people in the district to plant more trees, ” said Khairul Amir.
He said the programme would help Perak achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on climate action.
“We want to create awareness among the people about climate change and its impact on the environment.
“We hope the community will also take some responsibility towards preserving the environment and not just rely on the local councils or government agencies, ” he said, adding that fruit trees were chosen as these could benefit the recipients when the plants mature.
Also present were LMS district officer Mohamed Akmal Dahalan and representatives from the respective agencies.