China’s Yunnan province sponsored a tree planting project around National Highway-5 (N-5), popularly known as “Go Green Pakistan, Yunnan Chapter, Page 1.” has recently been finalized. 5000 high temperature and drought resistant tree saplings are now standing along N-5 in southern Sindh.
As Pakistan increasingly faces the challenges of Climate Change, China’s Yunnan, a region renowned for its efforts to restore forests and reduce pollution, stepped forward and made the donation via the Yunnan People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China Yunnan Sunny Road and Bridge Corporation, which is working on various infrastructure projects in Pakistan.
The project was carried out in Southern Sindh, one of the hardest hit areas of extreme weather, along the central separator and the interchange area of N-5, Pakistan’s north-south traffic trunk road. The project is expected to increase green coverage, ease water-soil losses and raise local residents’ awareness of environmental protection.
Following that, the Chinese side will care for the saplings for a year to ensure their survival and maximize the project’s impact.
The project has received high praise from Pakistan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Capital Development Authority (CDA), and the National Highway Authority (NHA).