Shahjalal University of Science and Technology has taken an initiative to plant 5,000 Agar trees on the campus under the ‘Agar Resin Accumulation Technology Development Project’ of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, Chattogram.

SUST vice-chancellor professor Farid Uddin Ahmed inaugurated the ‘exhibition and experiment setup site’ on a hillock adjacent to the physical education building on the campus Thursday morning.

Organisers of the tree plantation programme said that the Agar tree has now turned into about an extinct tree.

Stating the Agar tree as a native plant of Sylhet region, they also said that the region was suitable for growing the tree.

According to the organisers, students of the forestry and environmental science of the SUST would be able to understand the effectiveness of Agar plant through practical research. That’s why, the initiative of planting 5,000 agar plants on the university campus has been taken.

The university pro-vice-chancellor professor Md Kabir Hossain, treasurer professor Amina Parveen, land property maintenance branch’s chief professor Romel Ahmed and project director Md Zakir Hossain, among others, attended the inaugural programme.

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