Dear Editor – In response to a recent a suggestion to cut trees to drive away betel nut vendors, I would like to say chopping the trees down will not solve the betel nut problem.
The sellers will just put up umbrellas and keep selling.
The trees which were planted by SEB gives beauty, shade and assist the environment.
Chopping them down would create a dusty, hot, unattractive city.
To assist the problem, the law enforcement officers should insist the traders to use the designated selling areas.
If your hand has a sore, you don’t cut off the arm, you fix the sore…. the same applies to bettlenut vendors selling under trees.
Thank you for your consideration and also ask for support for what SEB is trying to do to enhance the cityscape through environmental planting.