Bawdita htaung special greening Project

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Bawdita htaung special greening Project

The project is located about 12 miles (19.31 km) east of Monywa Township, Monywa District, Sagaing Region, Bawdi ta htaung greening project area covers 20520 acres (10125.23 ha) in area and has the peak elevation of 1962 feet598.02 m) above the sea level. Origional forest type of this project area is tropical dry deciduous forest. Soils are very poor having fine sand, stony soils, gravel soils and rocky soils. The tree species naturally grown in the area are, among others,Terminalia oliveri (Than),Tectona hamiltoniana (Dahat), Terminalia alata (Htauk-kyant),Shorea robusta (In-gyin), Acacia Arabica Wild.syn (Subyu), Acacia catechu (Sha), Vachellia leucophloea (Htanaung), Ribes uva-crispa (Ze-phyu), Grewia polygama (Tayaw),Hiptage benghalensis (Bein-new/Helicopter flower), Luffa aegyptiaca (Tha-byut) and etc.
Bawdi ta htaung special greening project is a 5-year project starting from 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 fiscal year. The project planned to plant 33500 trees per year in the first 4-year period of the project and in the last year (the fifth year of the project) will focus on maintenance operations. Along with tree planting, other land restoration/ rehabilitation activities such as conservation remaining natural forests, soil and water conservation and environmental education programs will also be carried out under the project as mentioned in the following table.

Project Title ​Activity Target (Annual)
Bawdi ta htaung special greening project

(Monywa Township)

(a)Planting activities

(a.1) Special greening planting

(a.2) Gap planting in natural forest conservation

(a.3) Vetiver grass planting

(b) Conservation of remaining natural forests

(b.1) Natural regeneration

(c) Education and awaraness raising activity on use of fuelwood substitutes

(c.1) Efficient stoves distribution

(c.2) Sandalwood and Shaw phyu (Sterculia versicolor) seedlings distribution for public tree planting

(d) Conservation of soil and water resources

(d.1) Construction of loose stone small check dams

(d.2)Brushwood small check dam

(d.3) Small pond

(d.4) One-sided closed dam

(d.5) Rainwater collection tank

(d.6) Underground water (Tube well)

(e) Construction activities (Supportive activities)

(e.1) Construction of plantation camps, stores and presentation halls

(e.2) Construction of nurseries and watering structures (tube wells, tanks, pipe lines and pumping mechines)

(e.3)  Construction of fire guard towels


30000 plants

3500 plants

2000 plants

1000 ac

100 ac

12 times


390 stoves

6981 seedlings



6 dams



8 dams

2 ponds

1 dam

8 tanks