Tree Planted For Every Newborn In Hungary

  • 24 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
Tree Planted For Every Newborn In Hungary
A scheme to plant a tree for every newborn in Hungary was launched in Budapest. Under the Fatestvér programme, initiated by the ombudsman’s office, 90,000 new trees are expected to be planted each year.

Marcel Szabó, Hungary’s deputy ombudsman in charge of future generations, told the press on Normafa hill that the planting symbolises every Hungarian child’s roots in the country and their right to an equal chance in life.

A bill to make the scheme legally binding will be submitted to parliament by the autumn with the aim of enforcing it on January 1, 2016, the ombudsman’s office said.

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