Dr Abdul Rahman proposes ‘one citizen, one tree’ policy

Dr Abdul Rahman (fifth left) together with Abang Johari (centre) and Jumaáni (fifth right) in a group photo at DBKU Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. Photo credit: Japen Sarawak

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 20: Sarawak Deputy Minister for Utility and Telecommunications Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi has proposed for a ‘one citizen, one tree’ policy in a bid to support the State government’s efforts for environmental sustainability.

He said Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) is very much associated to carbon capture as it has always implement tree planting activities around the city.

“Previously, the DBKU conduct tree planting programmes every month. After this, maybe we should attempt inviting the city folk to plant trees and instill this practice as a normality.

“In other places, some people had organised a tree planting competition and some had even come up with a suggestion that for every baby born in this world, the couple must plant a tree.

“Kuching has about 800,000 residents and if each person plants a tree every year, imagine that within the next five to 10 years, the city will become more greener,” he said when speaking at DBKU’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2022 event in Kuching earlier tonight.

He said such initiative would move in tandem with the State government’s efforts to venture into hydrogen industry as well as carbon credit trade.

Gracing the event was Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, accompanied by his wife Datuk Amar Jumaani Tuanku Bujang.

Also present was DBKU mayor Datuk Junaidi Reduan. — DayakDaily