GROWING trees provides cool shade and protects the environment and protects against natural disaster, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said at a tree-planting ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army) launched the ceremony near the Yezin dam in Zeyarthiri township, with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing planting a starflower tree and his wife a Gantgaw tree.
At the event the deputy commander-in-chief of defence services, union ministers, senior military officers and their wives also planted trees on designated places.
The Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army) planted a total of 5,000 teak trees at the ceremony.
Other military commands launched tree-planting ceremonies the same day, planting a variety of trees totalling 408,497.