Families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) and relevant military commands hold the monsoon tree-growing ceremonies as of 2011 to contribute to the environmental conservation and climatic conditions, create shade and support the State economy on one hand.
Yesterday, the first monsoon-tree growing ceremony of families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) for 2022 took place near Yezin Dam of Zeyathiri Township, attended by Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing who planted a teak sapling.
Aim to ensure the sustainability of forest resources, conserve the ecosystem and enable the people to actively participate in forest conservation tasks
In his address, the Senior General said tree growing directly or indirectly benefits the growers as well as creates shelter for the people. The Tatmadaw holds the tree-growing ceremonies with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of forest resources, conserving the ecosystem and enabling the people to actively participate in the forest conservation tasks. Yezin region suffered from the hot season in the past. Thanks to growing trees, now the region has the chance to taste the fine weather and greening results.
All must cooperate in the establishment of firewood in regions and states to try to successfully thrive all saplings
In order to reduce reliance on natural forests, each village is ordered to have at least two acres of firewood plantation in regions and states. Just growing trees is not enough, and it is necessary to nurture the plants for growth. Relevant departments need to make efforts for thriving all saplings in cooperation with the people.
As the country faces a declining area of forest coverage year by year, it is necessary to restrict extreme extraction of forest products, illegal timber extraction and cultivation of slash and burn farms. The lifestyle of the people must be uplifted due to the larger number of wood-based infrastructures. These must be in conformity with the current era.
Continuous efforts must be made to perpetually take pride in the emergence of the greening State
Thriving trees can bring health and happiness to society. It is necessary to reduce wood-based fields as much as possible so as to contribute to the prosperity of the State on the other hand.
Senior General and wife plant a teak sapling
Then, the Senior General and wife grew a teak sapling. Likewise, the SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) and wife, Union ministers and their wives, and party planted saplings in the set places. The Senior General, wife and party then viewed round cultivation of saplings by Tatmadaw members and families.
172,749 precious, perennial and shade saplings grew around Yezin Dam from 2011 to 2022
Today’s first tree-growing ceremony of families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) have planted 2,152 teak saplings, 1,076 gum-kilo plants and 1,076 windbreak Manjansha plants, totalling 4,304 saplings. They have cultivated 172,749 precious, perennial and shade saplings around Yezin Dam from 2011 to 2022.
The whole Tatmadaw planted 216,107 saplings today
Likewise, relevant military commands held the monsoon tree-growing ceremonies—11,435 plants in Nay Pyi Taw Command, 18,128 in Northern Command, 10,497 in North-East Command, 13,277 in Eastern Command, 14,300 in Eastern Central Command, 29,600 in Triangle Region Command, 12,095 in South-East Command, 12,474 in Coastal Region Command, 15,128 in Yangon Command, 6,355 in South-West Command, 17,874 in Western Command, 10,065 in North-West Command, 26,666 in Central Command and 13,909 in Southern Command. — MNA