As-Suwayda - SANA
Today, the Directorate of Agriculture in As-Suwayda organized an afforestation campaign within forest lands at the Kom al-Hassil site, which has been subjected to encroachments on its forest trees during the last period.
The campaign, which was held to celebrate the seventy-first anniversary of the Tree Festival, under the title (Let's plant for a green future), included planting an area of one hectare of land with about a thousand saplings of eucalyptus, cypress and pine, with the participation of agricultural, trade union, labor and official activities.
The Governor of As-Suwayda, Eng. Bassam Mamdouh Parsec, indicated in a press statement, during his participation in the campaign, the importance of working to plant the largest possible number of trees and encourage agriculture, to confront climate change, logging operations and illegal cutting of trees, and the concerted efforts of the civil society with the concerned institutions for this purpose, noting the initiatives that it witnessed. The governorate to afforestation many sites under the supervision of the Directorate of Agriculture.
In turn, the Director of Agriculture in As-Suwayda, Eng. Ayham Hamed, explained in a statement to SANA reporter that this campaign is added to the afforestation plan that the Directorate is working on implementing for this season, which amounts to about 650 dunums in several locations, which contributes to increasing green areas, stressing the importance of planting trees to confront the phenomenon of encroachment on land. Forests and woodlands.
For his part, the head of the forestry department in the Agriculture Directorate, Eng. Anas Abu Fakhr, stated in a similar statement that the afforestation plan for the current season has reached, to date, an area of 30 hectares, in the sites of Al-Kafr, Al-Raha and Al-Qina, in which about 14,000 trees have been planted.
Hani Baroud, a member of the Peasant Association in the city of Shahba, talked about the importance of increasing green spaces and restoring the land to its splendor, while the young woman, Basma Ballan, called for intensifying afforestation operations in various regions.
Fawzat Shuqair, Secretary of the Suweida branch of the Arab Socialist Baath Party, Fawzat Shuqair, a number of members of the leadership of the branch and the executive office of the governorate, and heads of popular organizations, trade unions and official departments participated in the event.
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