Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources: 36.8 million trees planted nationwide

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan (center) plants a young Beruas tree during a Keluarga Malaysia event in Bukit Gantang on July 12, 2022. – Bernama pic

Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:00 PM MYT

SHAH ALAM, July 17 – A total of 36.8 million trees have been planted across the country so far through the 100 million tree planting campaign, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

He said trees planted under Malaysia’s greening program launched on January 5 last year included more than 1,000 species.

“The campaign successfully exceeded the target set for last year and for this year the Department of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) aims to plant 20 million trees a year.

“Information on the achievements of this campaign can be obtained through Penghijauan Malaysia’s mobile app and website at www.100jutapokok.gov.my,” he said at the launch of the “Penghijauan Malaysia” program. Malaysia: Koperasi Prihatin Sejuta Pokok” in conjunction with National Cooperative Month and celebrating 100 years of the cooperative movement at Taman Botani Negara here today.

Takiyuddin said that through the program, Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) will lead the million tree planting campaign until next year.

He said this was also in line with the second objective of the National Policy on Biological Diversity (2016-2025), namely to increase the contributions of the private sector and encourage its involvement in the conservation and preservation of biodiversity resources.

“I am confident that with the participation of 14,834 cooperatives and their 7.08 million members across the country, the campaign will achieve its goal and become a catalyst for environmental conservation and preservation efforts in Malaysia” , did he declare.

Earlier, Minister of Entrepreneurs and Cooperative Development, Tan Sri Noh Omar launched the education and learning module “Sejuta Pokok Segunung Harapan” which could benefit 2,460 school cooperatives which total 1.97 million members across the country.

The module was published by Angkasa in collaboration with the Climate Change Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of forest and environmental conservation. — Bernama

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