A MoU has been signed between the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and the National Highway Authority (NHA) for planting olive trees along the highways in the country. The deal was signed in the federal capital with Saima Rahim, the vice president of NBP Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, Zartaj Gul the Minister of State for Climate Change and Amjad Ali, the GM of NHA M-1 attended the ceremony.
The Minister said that the government was taking part actively for combating the danger posed by the change in climate in the nation and the measure to plant green belts along the highways in a deal with the NHA was one of them.
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The Minister for Communications and Postal Services, Murad Saeed said that this project was in accordance with the PM’s plan for a clean and green Pakistan. Within a span of 3 years, the trees would be starting to produce olives and more than 11,000 saplings would be planted by the NBP without any cost to the NHA to be planted alongside the Islamabad-Peshawar (M-1) motorway and other highways.
He also said that the plantation of 10 billion trees would help in dealing with the impact of the climate change and promised that under his guidance, the NHA would be self-reliant in the days to come and further said that the income of the NHA had surged to Rs.35 billion.