The Bangladesh Navy has planned to carry out a tree-planting programme across the country, including at Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Mongla and Kaptai and more, in order to contribute towards the success of “National Plantation Campaign 2016”. Navy chief Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, OSP, NDC, PSC inaugurated this programme at the Navy Headquarters Complex at Banani, by planting a sapling. Prayers were held for the success of the programme. Principal staff officers of Navy headquarters, area commander of Dhaka, military and civilian officials, staff and sailors were among those present at the event.
After the inauguration of the planting programme, the Chief of Navy urged all members of the Bangladesh navy to come forward and help realise the programme, which has been organised by the government. He also emphasised the importance of planting trees in coastal areas in order to protect the locality from natural disasters and preserve the local ecosystem. Finally, he opined that such plantation programmes can make an important contribution in reducing the damages from cyclones and tsunamis.