BANGKOK GOVERNOR Chadchart Sittipunt together with Ratchathewi district officials and King Power International Group executives planted a hundred yellow elder trees today (Feb. 25) as part of his policy to plant a million of them to green Bangkok and create a dust wall, INN News and TV Channel 7 said.
The tree-planting is set to cross a million mark with 1,641,310 booked to be grown in various areas while 279,963 have already been planted. People can follow the progress at https://www.bkk1milliontrees.com
Meanwhile Mr. Chalermphon Chotnuchit, BMA’s deputy permanent secretary, presided over the planting of these trees on traffic islands along Phetkasem road today with officials from four districts joining him as part of the plan to plant them across a 16.5km stretch of this road.
At Bangkok Yai district in front of Soi Phetkasem 4, 50 of these trees were planted today taking the total so far to 250.
Another 50 trees were planted in Phasi Charoen district in front of Phetkasem 48 MRT station taking the total 650 to date.
Altogether 100 yellow elders were planted at Bang Khae district from Bang Khae market onwards taking the total to 420.
Meanwhile in Nong Khaem district in front of the district office 20 yellow elders had been planted earlier today with 55 more being added taking the total to 100.
This adds up to 1,420 yellow elder trees planted on Phetkasem road so far and each district will continue to plant more on the traffic islands which will both beautify Phetkasem road and reduce dust.
Top: Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt planting a yellow elder tree in Ratchathewi district today, Feb. 25, 2023. Photo: INN News
Front Page: BMA’s Deputy Permanent Secretary Chalermphon Chotnuchit planting yellow elders on Phetkasem road’s traffic islands today. Photo: TV Channel 7