President plants Eugenia at monsoon planting event

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June 20, 2017

PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw planted a Eugenia tree symbolising victory in Myanmar at an event for 2017 natural greenery movement yesterday in Pho Zaung Taung reserve block 17, Pobbathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw.

The event was also attended by Vice Presidents U Myint Swe and U Henry Van Thio, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, Union Chief Justice U Tun Tun Oo, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and members, Hluttaw representatives, officials, staff and families of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

After the President planted the Eugenia plant, the Vice-Presidents, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, and the Union Chief Justice planted teak (Tectona grandis), tamalan (Dalbergia oliveri), padauk (Pterocarpus) and pyinkadoe (Xylia xylocarpa) plants at designated places.

Afterward, the President, Union Ministers, Union Attorney General, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Hluttaw representatives observed the officials, staff and families of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation planting saplings.

The monsoon planting event planted a total of 400 saplings of various plant species, inclusive of teak, pyinkadoe, padauk and mahogany.

The Pho Zaung Taung reserve with 51 blocks covering 8,517.09 acres have various plant species thriving in it.