PETRONAS Carigali Brunei Ltd (PCBL) on Wednesday planted 500 trees at the Berakas Forest Reserve Recreational Park in conjunction with the company’s annual Environmental Day celebration.
More than 70 participants from the Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, Forestry Department, Department of Environment, Park and Recreation (JASTRe), PCBL and its Consortium Partners as well as students from the PETRONAS School of Life programme joined the tree planting activity.
During the event, 500 saplings of seven different tree species, namely Selangan Daun Tebal, Meranti Laru, Meranti Merah Kesumba, Kandis, Meranti Siput Jantan and Cassia Fitsula were planted by the participants at the site which covers about 1,125 square metres of land.
The tree planting initiative supports the Brunei National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) Strategy to increase the country’s carbon sink through afforestation and reforestation programmes which target the planting of 500,000 new trees by 2035.
“This annual reforestation initiative is one of PCBL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort to ensure the conservation of biodiversity, aligned with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda on safeguarding the environment,” said PCBL Country Head, Mohd Johan Ariff Mohd Supian.
“Since 2017, we have planted more than 2,000 trees in collaboration with numerous local non-governmental organisations,” he added.
Present as the Guest of Honour, Dato Seri Paduka Haji Matsatejo Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office and His Excellency, Dato’ Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Negara Brunei Darussalam.
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