10bln Tree to cost less than global estimates : Amin Aslam

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 15 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan’s mega 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (10BTT) project is cheaper than the global estimates for the cost of massive plantation to confiscate huge amounts of carbon in the world.

This was stated by Adviser to prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam in an exclusive talk with APP, who said that the 10BTT was an overall Rs 125 billion worth project with Rs 34 per plant cost.

He said, additionally, 10BTT was the upscaled version of Billion Tree Tsunami Project successfully implemented in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). It had managed to generate 500,000 green jobs which helped uplift the economic status of poor masses particularly women as most of the widows in KP got benefitted through it. “The women in KP have grown various nurseries under BTT project and they really deserve appreciation for this as it was a very difficult task for them to manage in their capacity despite resources provided by the Forest Department ,” he added.

10BTT, Amin said had been launched on the basis of lessons learnt from BTT implemented in KP. The programme had incorporated all stakeholders including academia, intellectuals, youth, armed forces, corporate sector and all other social cohorts, he noted.