Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam stated that Ten Billion Tree Tsunami and Clean Green Pakistan Index projects were expected to create 200,000 jobs by the end of 2020, a news source reported on September 7.
According to the details shared, Aslam said that both initiatives would take the current count of jobs from 65,000 to 200,000 by the year-end. He added that for the period of 2019-20, the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami project created a minimum of 65,000 vacancies. He said that by end of 2020, this number would increase with employment opportunities like agro-forestry, social forestry, raising potted nurseries, seed collection and its sale to government and private nurseries, and improvement of rangeland and grassland.
Pertaining to the development of 15 national parks under the tsunami initiative, the SAPM highlighted that the particular project would create almost 5,000 ‘direct green jobs’ in its initial phase. He said that these jobs would include seasonal watchers in protected areas/national park fringes, eco-tourism seasonal guides, local jeep drivers for tourists and activists, as well as vacancies in removable information kiosks and food outlets.