In an attempt to restore Pakistan’s forest cover, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate ‘Asia’s largest’ Miyawaki urban forest that will be spread over 100 kanals on Wednesday at Saggian in Lahore.
Chairman Board of Directors Punjab Horticulture Authority (PHA) Syed Yasir Gillani told BOL News that the ‘biggest’ Miyawaki urban forest will be inaugurated at Saggian located along the left side of river Ravi. He added that 160,000 plants will be planted at the forest.
The chairman while shedding light on the benefits of the Miyawaki plants, said that according to Dr Akira Miyawaki planting over 1,100 Miyawaki plants in 1 kanal can yield 30 per cent more oxygen with a 40 per cent absorption of carbon dioxide from the environment. The plant is also beneficial as they grow with a 10 per cent greater efficiency rate than the normal plants.
According to details, the decision of installing Miyawaki forests is recommended by the World Economic Forum. In order to fight global climate emergency, PHA took the initiative, in line with the PM’s vision.