Kabul – 14 April 2019

The second phase of Etisalat`s Tree Plantation Campaign was launched on 14 April 2019 in Kabul. The launch was organized in cooperation with Greenery Department of Kabul Municipality where a large number of saplings from different species were planted along the Kabul airport road.

Inaugurating the campaign, Etisalat CEO, Obaid Alzaabi said ‘The aim of our campaign is to raise awareness about importance of trees in our lives and encourage other individuals to plant trees in their area.’ Mr. Alzaabi further said ‘Trees add to the beauty of our surrounding and plays vital role in mitigation of pollution which is a common problem in our societies.’

Present at the inauguration of the campaign, Najibullah Alkozay, head of Greenery Department of Kabul Municipality said ‘This is a good initiative by Etisalat Afghanistan. We would like to thank Etisalat for their contribution and assure them that our workers will do their best to look after and care for these saplings.’

The first phase of this campaign was launched last year where more than 100 saplings were planted in 10th district of Kabul city. In addition, Etisalat installed over 50 protective fences to provide care and protection for the newly planted saplings.