Some 600 mangrove saplings were planted in Tanjung Adang coastal area near Gelang Patah in Johor recently.
The welcome development on the environment front was spearheaded by Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP) together with the Johor Port Authority (JPA) and Kelab Alami Mukim Tanjung Kupang.
The latest event brought together about 100 volunteers consisting of staff from PTP, JPA and club volunteers, as well as staff from other government agencies. The tree-planting effort is part of their collective commitment in managing the local ecosystem, especially around the areas where PTP and JPA operate.
JPA GM Muhammad Razif Ahmad said the mangrove conservation and restoration undertaking is one of the many corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes by JPA and PTP.
“Apart from the mangrove-planting programme, JPA has also successfully introduced a comprehensive Green Port Policy that acts as a general guide for all port operators in Johor in moving towards more sustainable green port environment,” he said in a statement.
PTP CEO Marco Neelsen said the port operator has long recognised the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on earth for future generations.
“Through our continuous environment-based CSR activities, PTP remains steadfast in safeguarding the natural beauty surrounding our port as well as its neighbouring community.
“As part of our environmental stewardship, PTP will continue to embark on a long-term journey on environmental conservatism and preservation, including beach cleaning, tree planting and seagrass rehabilitation programme that we have already proactively undertaken over the years,” he said.
PTP is a member of MMC Corp Bhd. — TMR