State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the largest Miyawaki forest today. This project is part of the monsoon drive under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project. Planting Miyawaki forests requires specialized tillage and a myriad of native varieties with different growth rates to produce fast-growing urban forests.
An additional 53 Miyawaki forests are being planted in other parts of Lahore, to create carbon sinks and better combat pollution in the city. This project has been geo-tagged for accurate monitoring and development.
وزیراعظم عمران خان آج لاہور میں میواکی اربن فارسٹ کا افتتاح اورسگیاں پرمیواکی درخت لگانے کی مہم آغاز کرے گے
وزیراعلی سےملاقات سمیت گورنر ہاؤس پنجاب میں وزیراعظم کوپینے کے صاف پانی کی فراہمی کےحوالےسے آب پاک اتھارٹی اورسپیشل ٹیکنالوجی زون متعلق بریفنگ دی جائےگی#CleanGreenPunjab
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) August 9, 2021
The Miyawaki forest technique is the brainchild of the Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki that allows people to establish man-made forests in urban settings. This technique is said to produce growth thirty times more than normal plantation activities.
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Urban greening is a groundbreaking approach to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Miyawaki technique has been successful in 38 countries to replenish forests with local species. Once the forest is planted, it requires three years of monitoring and thereafter it self perpetuates.
Green cities: implementing the Miyawaki method in Lahore (LDA 2019).
I have launched urban forestry on the lines of Miyawaki technique in Japan where the trees grow 10 times faster and 30 times denser and is the best way to fight pollution. 50 sites have been chosen in Lahore. First experiment was in Liberty roundabout in 2020. pic.twitter.com/iOJcYi6sSn
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 13, 2021
Prime Minister (PM) Khan has been leading the charge on climate action. In June PM Khan stated that “Pakistan is among the 10 most vulnerable countries with regards to global warming.” He has been emphasizing to take heed to the green cause for the survival of the nation. This year the Spring Tree plantation was launched to plant ten billion trees.
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The PM addressed on several occasions the need for the developed world to formulate policies that help developing countries like Pakistan to sustain their economy through a green approach. The inauguration of the Miyawaki urban forest in Lahore is a milestone for Pakistan’s efforts against global warming. By 2023, Pakistan’s government has made plans to restore over 1 million hectares of forest and increase employment through these projects.
I want all Pakistanis, esp our youth, to gear up for the biggest tree planting campaign in our history. We have a lot of catching up to do. pic.twitter.com/miObo6XLK6
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 27, 2021
شہر لاہور کےلیے ایک اور بڑا اعزاز، ماحولیاتی آلودگی پر قابو پانے اور اربن فارسٹری کے تحت سگیاں میں لگنے والا 100کنال پر محیط ایشیاء کا سب سے بڑا میواکی جنگل ہے۔ جہاں ایک لاکھ 60 ہزار سے زائد لگنے والے پودے تین سے پانچ سال کے عرصہ میں تناور درخت بن جائیں گے۔
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 9, 2021