Engro Fertilizers Limited plans to nurture one million trees in Daharki, Sindh, to pursue its vision of Green Pakistan. The project intends to reduce carbon footprint and play a vital role in combating climate change in the region. It will help promote a healthier environment for local communities and the restoration of ecosystem for wildlife.
For this purpose, Engro Fertilizers has joined hands with Sindh Forest Department to utilize the two hundred acres of barren land of Sindh Forest Department to nurture one million trees. The program, initiated in 2008, was divided into two phases; the first phase, currently in progress, has covered the plantation of 500,000 trees. Phase two of the project will be initiated next year, and the plantation will be carried out in March 2019.
Engro Fertilizers, under its “One Million Tree Project”, has successfully grown 300,000 saplings within the nursery through certain innovations. “The nursery has helped them plant and sustain different local species of neem, sukh chain, mulberry, keekar, and sheesham in Mirpur Mathelo and nearby areas,” said Muhammad Azhar Malik, Manager HSE&T Engro Fertilizers.
“The survival rate of the nursery environment is a hundred percent,” said Divisional Forest Officer, Sindh Forest Department, Mr. Ziadullah Laghari. Beyond the call of their duties, many employees have also been active in year-round activities of plantation to make Pakistan greener.