THE Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will plant 100,000 trees for a greener Penang over the next five years.
MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said another 300 trees would be planted all over George Town as the council is serious in achieving a cleaner and greener Penang.
“Different types of trees including the spiny black olive and rain trees will be planted all over George Town.
The move is to create a more environmental friendly city,” he said during the tree-planting ceremony along Campbell Street in George Town, Penang, recently.
Yew added that other than being environment-friendly, the trees would also have a cooling effect during the hot season.
A total of 11 rain trees were also planted along the bank of Sungai Pinang by Yew, Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim and Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng as part of a plan to beautify the area.
Over the past two years, 363,676 trees have been planted in the George Town area.