Tatmadaw sustains 65% thriving of over 14M saplings planted from 2011 to 2023

Although dry regions of Myanmar have emphasized cultivation of trees for 20 years, it is necessary to strictly supervise tree growing and conservation measures till today.

Families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) have planted trees at 38 monsoon tree-growing ceremonies from 2011 to 2023 in vicinities of Yezin Dam, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
A ceremony to grow trees by families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and relevant military commands aims to contribute to the conservation of the natural environment and climatic conditions, give shade to all and support the State economy, starting from 2011.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing planted a teak sapling at the first monsoon tree-growing ceremony of families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief for 2024 near Yezin Dam in Zeyathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his speech, the Senior General said that Tatmadaw families and regiments and units have planted 21,753,477 saplings from 2011 to 2023, 14,317,784 trees of which have been thriving, accounting for 65 per cent.
He stressed that everybody needs to take care of the declining forest coverage in Myanmar, with 42.19 per cent mentioned in the 2020 press release.
As such, he continued that the government emphasizes the implementation of dry zone greening projects to conservation of natural environments by growing trees.

The Senior General highlighted that individuals can enjoy the fruits of their endeavours to grow trees, which started in 2011.
He urged all to systematically grow saplings in order to create an excellent lush and green environment with favourable weather in the future.
The ceremony was also attended by Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and his wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye and his wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and his wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Air), senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives, union-level dignitaries and their wives, senior officer trainees of the National Defence College, Tatmadaw members and families.
The Senior General and his wife planted a teak sapling, whereas the Vice-Senior General and his wife, senior military officers and their wives grew saplings at the designated places with the participation of Tatmadaw members and families in the ceremony.
The Senior General, his wife and party viewed round the growing of saplings by Tatmadaw members and families.
At the ceremony, they planted 909 teak saplings, 303 gum-kino saplings, 606 Mahogany saplings and 606 Manjasha plants, totalling 2,424.
Families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) have cultivated 196,425 saplings of 39 times from 2011 to 2024 to conserve the ecosystem around Yezin Dam.
At the same time, all military commands held tree-growing ceremonies yesterday. So, families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air), those from military commands and regiments and units planted 166,189 saplings yesterday. — MNA/TTA

Salient points from the speech delivered by the Senior General at the first monsoon tree-growing ceremony 2024 of Tatmadaw families
  1. Tatmadaw families and regiments and units have planted 21,753,477 saplings from 2011 to 2023, 14,317,784 trees of which have been thriving, accounting for 65 per cent.
  2. Everybody needs to take care of the declining forest coverage in Myanmar, with 42.19 per cent mentioned in the 2020 press release.
  3. Individuals can enjoy the fruits of their endeavours to grow trees, which started in 2011.
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