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Singapore plans to plant 10,000 trees across the country to mark the 100th birthday of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, known as the republic’s chief horticulturist.

The initiative is part of the LKY100 series, which aims to honor the values ​​and ideals of the late Lee who shaped the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the nation.

The series will also include community dialogue and public programs.

Lee Kuan Yew, who died in 2015, launched the first national tree-planting campaign in 1963 and introduced the “Garden City” vision in 1967.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong kicked off the initiative with a tree planting event on St George’s Lane on Sunday, planting 100 trees with 100 families of Jalan Besar GRC.

Tree planting days will be held at all 15 PAP town councils in the coming months. The goal is to make the city “zero waste, energy efficient and greener” by 2025.

Jalan Besar GRC MP Dr Wan Rizal emphasized the ruling party’s unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, sparked by the late Lee.

Deputy Prime Minister Wong stressed the importance of unity and resilience in the face of adversity. Citing the example of Singapore’s founding leaders, he encouraged the people of Singapore to uphold the values ​​and ideals that have guided the nation’s development.

In addition to the tree planting initiative, other events and programs are planned to further celebrate Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birthday.

As announced Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th Birthday Celebration by Parliamentary Manpower Minister Dr Tan Si Leng, a conference, publication to engage young Singaporeans and raise awareness of his contribution to the country’s history It also includes plans for things and activities.

These include a traveling exhibition by the National Heritage Commission showcasing artifacts and stories from the nation’s building era, and a more extensive exhibition at the National Museum on important historical milestones.

Business leaders paid tribute to Lee’s passion for education by proposing a personal endowment fund to support educational causes. The government is coordinating with various groups to support these efforts.

There is speculation that the ruling party may use the events leading up to the late Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birthday as an opportunity to garner support for the PAP in a potential early election.

This strategy could replicate the overwhelming support the PAP received in the 2015 elections after the death of Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore Plants 10,000 Trees to Mark Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th Birth Anniversary

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