Government, UNDP partner on trees

GOVERNMENT in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is undertaking a five-year forest regeneration project covering 15,000 hectares in Serenje and Chitambo districts in Central Province.

Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection permanent secretary Trevor Kaunda said close to K1.1 million will be spent on the project.

“This project we are doing with the UNDP and we are looking at regeneration of forests. We are looking at areas where trees have been cut down or in some cases where we need to protect forests,” Mr Kaunda said.
Mr Kaunda told journalists here on Saturday that the project covers three components and one of them is aimed at empowering the local community.
Mr Kaunda said it is important that local people are encouraged to participate in protecting forests from degradation activities.
He said people in the targeted areas need to ensure that the trees that are regenerating are also protected.


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