BANKE, June 8: Minister for Urban Development Mohamad Ishtiyak Rai has said preparations are on to plant 10 thousand trees in Nepalgunj to alleviate the sweltering heat in the area. The minister announced this plan while addressing a program here today.
"Greenery is very much necessary in a hot place like Nepalgunj. The country's hottest place lacks green trees. We have made plan to plant 10,000 big trees here to lessen the heat," he said.
Minister Rai added that the plan will be started collaborating with the Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City.
He said the ministry is mulling planting some big trees possibly by using high technology since it takes time for saplings to grow into trees.
The road expansion has been carried out at many places of the city and trees would be planted at locations meant for this purpose alongside the road, the Urban Development Minister said.