In line with the vision and direction of the Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, 320 trees have been planted in the Japanese style “Miyawaki Forest” at UET New Campus. The Campus Coordinator, UET-New Campus Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamran inaugurated the “Miyawaki Forest” project on 9th April, 2021 under Green Pakistan initiative. Teachers and staff participated in the event and planted the trees observing Covid-19 SOPs.
Rotary Club donated the plants. Speaking to the audience, Campus Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamran highlighted that Japanese Miyawaki method is a new technology through which many trees could be planted within a small area. He further added that under this approach, dozens of species that suit the environment have been planted in the same area and close to each other in the campus. This technology will ensure their growth in a competitive environment, allowing the trees to grow 10 times faster as compared to normal plantation.
Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said that with the plantation of these trees, the total number of trees planted at various campuses of the UET over the last two years has crossed 10,600. He added that at UET Lahore campus, five urban forests have been developed during the past year.