The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has agreed to work with Banayan for the tree plantation programme declared by the Prime Minister marking the Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s founding father.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the two sides at the BGB Headquarters on Thursday, said a press release.
As per the MoU, Banayan, a specialised project of British American Tobacco, would supply saplings for the tree plantation programme of the BGB.
Md Touhidul Islam, additional director general of the BGB, and Mubina Asaf, chief of BAT’s legal and external affairs, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides.
BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam appreciated the initiative, saying, “We’re happy to be part of this joint venture to achieve the national goal.”
“The kind of programme that BAT Bangladesh is pursuing in the face of climate change is commendable and I wish their success,” the BGB DG added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set a target of planting one crore saplings marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Responding to the programme, BAT’s Banayan project is working with the aim of planting 5 million saplings under non-government initiative.