SUPPORTING GREEN COMPENSATORY PLANTATION

Coinciding with the Social Forestry Day held on 2nd June 2018, Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) is partnering with Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) and Druk Air Corporation Limited (DACL) to plant 4 hectares (Ha.) of plantation at Chang Debsi under Thimphu Dzongkhag under the initiative of "Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation" (SGCP).A total of 6,400 nos of tree seedlings comprised of Pinus wallichina and Quercuss sp. have been planted. Funding support for this activity including maintenance upto five years is extended by the two companies.

SGCP is an important initiative of DHI introduced in 2017 to encourage DHI owned companies (DoC) in tree plantation program. SGCP program includes afforestation in blank areas, reforestation in degraded/deforested areas, rehabilitation of fire burnt and pest/disease affected areas. The programme also includes plantation to protect the watershed areas and commercial tree plantation.

NRDCL as the implementing agency is responsible for identification of plantation area, implement plantation program and maintenance of plantation till it is fully established. Whereas, the DHI Companies will financially support the plantation program based on the principle of 'pay and adopt' model.

Earlier in 2017, NRDCL in partner with other DHI Companies has created 22 Ha. of plantation with an investment of Nu. 3.95 million. This include four hectare plantation at Sangaygang and six hectares at Langjophaka under Thimphu Dzongkhag respectively by BoBL and Bhutan Telecom Ltd; four hectares at Chendebji under Trongsa Dzongkhag by Bhutan Power Corporation; eight hectares at Gelephu under Sarpang Dzongkhag by Druk Green Power Corporation. A total of 35,200 number of tree seedlings was planted.

From 1989 to 2017, NRDCL has created 2069.78 Ha. of plantation across the country and 881.36 Ha. of established plantation was handed over to DoFPS in 2015. Apart from the compensatory plantation, NRDCL in 2018 will create 58.35 Ha. of plantation with an investment of Nu. 3.75 million and further maintain an existing plantation of 448 Ha. with investment totaling Nu. 6.00 million.

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Photos of Social Forestry Day celebration.