Tatmadaw helicopter drops seeds for environmental conservation,greening in dry region
NAY PYI TAW August 25
With the purpose of conserving national environment, supporting the climate, enjoying shady environment and contributing toward the economy of the State, the monsoon manageable tree growing festivals have been held by Tatmadaw families of Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) at the respective military commands from 2011 to the 2019 second-time monsoon tree growing festival, with growing precious plants, perennial ones and shady trees.
With the aim of preventing deforestation and boosting plant growth in a short time, seeds suitable for regions were grown by dropping from the sky to the forests of difficult access by Tatmadaw helicopter in Sagaing, Magway and Mandalay regions in partnership with the relevant military command and Arid Zone Greening Department from 15 to 19 August.
The seeds are mixed with five-fold of clay, three-fold of natural humus and a little of water. Each mud ball includes about six seeds and these seed balls were dropped and grown. 16 baskets of Tectona hamiltoniana and 15 baskets of Eastern gooseberry were dropped and grown on a 500-acre land in Kyaukkartaung protected forest area in Monywa District, Sagaing Region, 10 baskets of Tectona hamiltoniana and 13 baskets of Eastern gooseberry on a 350-acre land in Kyaukmyintaung protected forest area, Monywa District,Sagaing Region, 10 baskets of Tectona hamiltoniana, 10 baskets of Eastern gooseberry, 20 baskets of tamarind, 30 baskets of neem seeds and 10 baskets of Cassia siamea seeds on a 2,600-acre land in Tatmataung protected forest area in Pakokku District, Magway Region,one basket of Cassia siamea seeds and 11.68 baskets of tamarind seeds on an 8,285-acre land in Myothit Township in Magway District,0.46 basket of Cassia siamea seeds and 4.48 baskets of tamarind seeds on a 3,150-acre land in Hsinka protected forest area in Chauk Township, Magway District, and 0.30 basket of Cassia siamea seeds and 4 baskets of tamarind seeds on a 1,729.73-acre land in Pintale Village, Wundwin Township,Meiktila District in Mandalay Region by Tatmadaw helicopter.
A total of 155.92 baskets of seeds were grown on the land of 16,614.73 acres of lands in Sagaing, Magway and Mandalay regions by dropping from the sky by Tatmadaw helicopter for nine times for greening of dry region.Also in 2012 and 2016, the seeds of tamarind, lead tree and Cassia siamea were grown with the same technique.