No Fires, More Green

Perak Department of Forestry will not hesitate to take serious action on trespassers of reserved forests as well as those who set open fires in this state.

The strong statement was expressed by the Deputy Director (Development) of Perak Department of Forestry, Dr Mohd Hizamri Mohd Yasin, after its CSR programme together with PLUS Malaysia Berhad on March 21.

Over five hundred Karas trees (Aquilaria Malaccennis) were distributed to drivers driving through the PLUS Highway (South bound). The affair was held in conjunction with the celebration of International Day of Forests.

“Ipoh has a record for being in the top four hottest place in Malaysia, with that in mind, I hope the public realise how important it is to plan and protect the greenery,” said Hizamri.

“One tree can provide oxygen for four adults, it is vital to plant more trees and we are planning to keep on going,” added Hizamri.

In 2013, the Perak state government launched a campaign to plant two million trees around the state and by December 2015, it is recorded that over eight million trees have been planted making it indeed a successful campaign.

Luqman Hakim

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