The Additional Chief Secretary chaired a meeting on the legal classification of forests in the Merged Areas. Following topics came under discussion to promote the forestry sector in the province.
The local communities will be sensitised about the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of the forests.
Consultation sessions will be held with the tribal elders as well as the elected leadership.
The Guzara Forest Model will be promoted by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without collecting 20 percent revenue or tax.
Fast growing trees and saplings will be planted under the Billion Trees Tsunami Afforestation Project.
The implementation of forest laws will be strictly enforced to ensure forest cover.