09/06/2014, 00.00
Send to a friend

Bangladesh, Caritas promotes the reforestation of Bandarban

by Sumon Corraya
Together with six other non-governmental organizations, the Catholic section of Chittagong has planted trees for 16 miles on a provincial road frequently used by tourists. This can help avoid landslides during the rainy season and the environment. The thanks of the local government.

Chittagong (AsiaNews) - Planting trees to help protect the environment and prevent landslides and floods, but also "for a better world to live in together".  This was the goal of Caritas Bangladesh, along with six other non-governmental organizations, who have planted trees along 16 kilometers of road in the area of Bandarban. The end of summer, the volunteers explained, "is the best time to plant. They will not immediately suffer the blistering heat and will have time to take root".

The regional director of Caritas Chittagong, James Gomes, was present at the planting: "We have decided to promote this form of volunteering - he tells AsiaNews - to help create a better world. Trees are environmentally friendly, and let us not forget that they can provide a lot of security. "In fact, the chosen road is always crowded with tourists and during the rainy season, is at high risk of landslides.

At the invitation of the Catholic organization, the Deputy Commissioner of the District, KM Tarikul Islam, planted a "haritaki" tree, whose fruits are considered used in traditional medicine. The official went on to thank Caritas and other NGOs present for their commitment to the environment and security. "


Send to a friend
Printable version
See also
Sabah community restores forest during pandemic
07/01/2022 11:31
One million palm trees against lethal lightning
22/02/2017 15:28
Pabna, another Hindu hacked to death (Video)
10/06/2016 09:43
Bangladesh, Islamic State militants claim murder of Italian volunteer
First Synod of Catholics of Latin rite of the Caucasus opens today


Subscribe to Asia News updates or change your preferences

Subscribe now
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”