Tree For A Tree

14956524_1539085056105479_1581285312165027500_nPORT DICKSON, 12 NOVEMBER – Rakan Alam Sekitar UNITEN has conducted the “TREE FOR A TREE” programme, which was organized by Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA). The programme took place at Taman Cahaya Negeri public park. This programme is also one of the green initiatives by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Over 284 volunteers consisting of students and lecturers from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), community colleges and local residents participated in this program. Around 660 trees were planted at the event, which was officiated by State Tourism Committee chairman, Datuk Tun Hairudin Abu Bakar.

TNB senior general manager, Asset Development Department Transmission Division, Ir Husaini Husin, said TFAT aims to plant 12,000 trees from different species, in various public parks in the country.

“We hope this effort will not only hep preserve the environment, but also make the park attractive to tourists and locals who want to enjoy leisure activities,” said Ir. Husaini.

Some of the student volunteers arrived as early as 8.30 am for the exercise, which was also held in collaboration with the Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA) and residents associations in the area.

“We hope this program will create awareness. Trees are important not only for aesthetic purposes but for a healthy environment as they can lower the temperature, prevent erosion and for flood management, among others. ”  – Anwar Firdaus, first-year mechanical engineering student.

“I don’t mind getting up early in the morning as I am excited to learn new things and be exposed to new knowledge on environmental preservation.” he added.

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By : AZRIF ASRAF AZMAN

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