84 saplings planted

Aziz Idris

The Environmental Club from Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Business Campus planted 84 saplings at the Berakas Forest Reserve Recreational Park on Monday to mark Earth Day.

Twenty-five participants planted two species of trees – meranti kawang tikus and kapur bukit – with help from officials from the Forestry Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

The event aimed to support global efforts in preserving biodiversity and environment with tree planting, combatting de-forestation and the climate crisis. IBTE Business Campus Operations Manager Haji Md Sofian bin Haji Lamit was the guest of honour.

Forestry Department officials were also present.

A sapling is planted as part of Earth Day. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS