Welcoming the participation of China and Korea in the country’s historically most important reforestation program, Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, said on Thursday that the government is ‘was committed to working with the global community to combat the negative fallout from global warming. on the lives and livelihoods of the people.
Addressing a launching ceremony of the Pakistan-Korea Friendship Initiative (Phase-II) held here at the Korean Embassy, Assistant Prime Minister Malik Amin and the Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Suh Sangpyo pledged to work closely together to boost Prime Minister Imran Khan’s green initiatives, especially the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program (TBTTP) to strengthen the country’s climate resilience.
The Korean Ambassador told event attendees that under the Pakistan-Korea Friendship Initiative (Phase-II), 10,000 saplings of different fruit and non-fruit species will be planted. in different parts of the country to improve the environment and strengthen livelihoods. local communities.
He recalled that the Korean government has already planted 6,000 saplings of different varieties in support of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s TBTTP, which has gained worldwide recognition and appreciation.
“The Korean government views the Pakistani government’s largest afforestation program as an opportunity to help improve the country’s overall environmental conditions and build resilience against the deleterious effects of climate change on various socio-economic sectors,” said Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Suh Sangpyo. Malik Amin Aslam told SAPM at a meeting on the sidelines of the event.
He also assured SAPM of the full support of the Korean government to help strengthen the capacities of different sectors of the country to face the negative impacts of climate change through the transfer of technical know-how, related technology, among others, to water, energy, agricultural and forestry sectors.
The Prime Minister’s Assistant thanked the Korean Ambassador for donating 10,000 saplings, reflecting the Korean government’s recognition of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami program and support for his vision of a green Pakistan and own.
Later, SAPM and the Korean Ambassador started the plantation by planting a pine sapling at the Korean Embassy and exchanged views on the two governments’ green vision for socio-economic growth. sustainability, climate resilience, conservation and environmental protection. .
Earlier Wednesday, the Chinese government also offered 7,000 saplings to be planted along various national highways / highways to help tackle the increase in air pollution from vehicles and other vehicles and the degradation of the environment.
Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong donated the saplings to Pakistan during a ceremony held here at the Chinese Embassy to mark 70 years of Pakistani friendship.
Addressing the ceremony, the Chinese Ambassador said that the Chinese government strongly supports Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean Green Pakistan vision and various world famous programs and projects implemented under this vision.
He said the Chinese government shares Prime Minister Khan’s vision and is committed to supporting Pakistan’s green and clean programs and projects at all levels, especially the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami program.
“Basically, the donation of the 7,000 saplings is a strong indication of the faith of the Chinese government in the vision of the government of the day for a clean, green and climate resilient Pakistan and various programs and projects launched under it. Chinese envoy Nong Rong told SAPM Malik Amin Aslam. .
He announced that the Chinese Embassy, in fact, officially joined Prime Minister Imran Khan’s flagship TBTTP on this occasion.
“China also has nuclear, solar, hydro and wind power plants in addition to coal-fired power plants and can help transition to renewable energy,” he added.
Stressing the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, he said Beijing had diverted a third of its electricity to CPEC-related projects at cheaper rates.
Addressing the ceremony as the guest of honor, Malik Amin Aslam praised China’s support for the TBTTP flagship program and Prime Minister Khan’s green and clean vision and praised the donation of the 7 planting. 000 saplings to commemorate 70 years of friendly relations between the two brotherly countries.
Special Assistant and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong jointly planted a pine sapling at the Chinese Embassy and exchanged views on the two sides’ green vision focused on sustainable growth and protection of the environment.