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* Program to prevent air pollution and increase oxygen percentage in Colombo City
Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 09:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: A discussion was held Thursday between the Ministry of Environment and the Colombo Municipal Council on the implementation of a joint program to prevent air pollution in the capital city of Colombo and increase the percentage of oxygen.

The discussion between the Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera and the Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake was held at the Ministry of Environment.

Scientific surveys have shown that the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere of the city of Colombo is gradually declining in proportion to the population.

However, people still do not feel the problem because the city of Colombo is so close to the sea that the oxygen released by the ocean quickly reaches the land.

It was revealed during this discussion that the people living in Colombo however, will have to face the problem of lack of oxygen in the future.

The Ministry of Environment stated that it was decided to commence a program of planting trees wherever there is space in the city of Colombo combining the "Let's Save a Tree for Colombo" program launched by the Colombo Municipal Council and the ‘Husma Dena Thuru’ (Trees that give breath) National Tree Planting Program.


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