AROUND 4,000 plants will be grown on a hundred acres of land within the pagoda precinct of the Mah Bodhi Ta Htaung to make it a lusher and greener site over the fiscal year 2016-2017, it has been learned.
Plantation lands are annually set up by the Dry Zones Greening Department on the pagoda precinct of Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung, Khatakkan village, Monywa, Sagaing Region for greening.
“We conserve the trees for lush mountain ranges. Annually, over 20,000 plants such as eucalyptus, hardwood trees etc are grown on 100 acres of land at the bottom of hill and hill side. Around 4,500 plants such as neem, papaya, Padauk etc are grown as well. Irrigation water is pumped from the dam of Bodhi Ta Htaung to water the trees” said a responsible person speaking on behalf of the Dry Zones Greening Department.
Phoe Chan (Monywa)