SPE, in its commitment to mitigating the detrimental effects of Global Warming and Climate Change, has embarked on a global afforestation initiative aimed at planting 1.1 billion trees. To this end, we present this proposal, which seeks to evaluate the viability and profitability of the "Multilayer tree planting project" in the Northern province of Sri Lanka, taking into account Sri Lanka's climate and natural resources, with specific focus on the soil types and climate of the Northern province. The project is strategically aligned with our core values of environmental stewardship and sustainable development, leveraging the bountiful natural resources of Sri Lanka, including its favorable rainfall patterns, to actualize our afforestation goals.

The proposed initiative conforms to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and offers numerous advantages to the community beyond its ecological impact. The undertaking is anticipated to create employment prospects and boost sustainable economic development, thereby making a contribution towards Goal 1: No Poverty. Furthermore, the project's cultivation of crops and trees with food value is expected to mitigate hunger and advance food security in the areas where they are grown, aligning with Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Additionally, the project includes planting "Arjuna" (Kumbuk) trees in areas designated for cleaning water, as well as planting trees in identified water catchment areas and in the Jaffna Peninsula to recharge underground water resources, thus contributing towards Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

Furthermore, the renewable energy project within the proposed project is anticipated to provide affordable and clean energy, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and contributing towards Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. The sub-projects targeting urban gardens and improved public areas are expected to promote sustainable and livable cities and communities, aligning with Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The proposed project incorporates high carbon sequestration trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus aligning with Goal 13: Climate Action. Finally, the multilayer tree planting project is expected to promote biodiversity, preserve natural resources, and protect and restore ecosystems, contributing towards Goal 15: Life on Land.

The project's financial projections have been presented, showcasing both short-term and long-term revenue streams from crops, as well as carbon credits. The project is expected to break even in the fourth year and yield a return on investment of 516.80%. Notably, the project is expected to become self-sustainable after the fourth year.

When taking into account this information, the project can be deemed viable, profitable, and sustainable.

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