CYBERJAYA, 14 Dec: A total of 120 students from Nagasaki Nichidai High School, Japan, joined the tree planting program organised by the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSP) at Taman Hutan Bandar last week.
It was the third time the group from the school attended the tree planting event while appreciating the trees that have been planted before.
“For two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011, they have come to plant trees and we have put up their pledge.
“This healthy program has evidently become an annual programme for us (MPSP) and the school (Nagasaki Nichidai High School) because we have the same beliefs.
“Which is that a lot of green trees are good for addressing climate change, especially in Cyberjaya,” explained the Assistant Director of the MPSP City Planning Department, Mohd Adham Mahmood at the programme on 8 December.
The tree planting programme was launched on 8 November 2009 by MPSP Council Member, Lau Weng Chan, who also officiated the programme that morning.
To date, nearly 2,000 trees have been planted here with an area of 9.67 acres next to Limkokwing University.
Apart from the Japanese students, the programme also gained support from local community as well as corporate companies such as Prima Properties Management Sdn Bhd, Limkokwing University and the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).
“Hopefully, with the participation of the students from Japan, the private sector and the community here, the aim of increasing awareness and the importance of greenery can be increased among the community,” Adham said.