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Jun 6, 2022

KOICA’s Green ODA: Tree plantation organized

Foreign Affairs News Desk
A group picture of participating members after tree plantation program.
A group picture of participating members after tree plantation program.

The tree plantation program was organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) on June 03, 2022.

To mark the World Environment Day tree saplings were planted by a team of KOICA Nepal Office including KOICA Country Director Sunghoon Ko, Korea Overseas Volunteers, KAAN, and school’s Eco Club members and students in the vicinity of Sri Adarsha Secondary School, Bhadrabas, Danchi Kathmandu, said the press release of the KOICA Nepal Office.

The program is a part of KOICA’s commitment towards conserving the natural environment through tree plantation.

Among the seven KOICA’s Green School Project’s schools located in Kageshwori Manohara Municipality and Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City, the plantation site is one of the schools.

Tree saplings were also distributed to other six schools to mobilize their Eco Club in tree plantations aiming to generate a sense of responsibility towards the environment, it said.

Seasonal and Perennial flower plants were also planted in the garden and named as “ECO Garden.”

At the same time, it has also provided waste segregation units and colorful classroom bins to motivate the students to learn and do waste management.

As the tree plantation is a very meaningful action to generate a sense of responsibility towards the environment, the program aimed to initiate positive environmental actions considering the importance of the environment for life on earth.

Speaking at the event, Country director Ko stressed on fostering a concern for the environment and its conservation in young minds to make them responsible and enthusiastic for a safer world to live in, it reads.

The main objective of the program is to create awareness about the culture of tree plantation and nature care.

KAAN Secretary, Bishnu Hari Adhikari said planting trees is easy, but caring for long-lasting is difficult.

KOICA Nepal Office has been promoting Green ODA on all of its activities and projects since 1991. Environment has been identified as one of the prominent sectors for upcoming KOICA’s activities in Nepal, added the note.