Some 240 saplings were planted at Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) House’s compound yesterday in support of Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy’s (BNCCP) Green Protocol.
The saplings were donated by the Ministry of Development’s (MoD) Survey Department.
Acting General Surveyor Nor Zetty Akhtar binti Haji Abdul Hamid handed over the saplings on behalf of the Survey Department to FABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan.
Pengiran Haji Matusin, in a speech, expressed his appreciation to the Survey Department for the donation and support to preserve the greenery surrounding FABD House as well as tackle climate change. He said this shows the commitment of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Government to protect the Sultanate’s environment.
He said the football association will always support campaigns initiated by the government and welcomes agencies supporting FABD and developments inside and outside of football.
The FABD president also gave Survey Department’s delegation a tour of FABD House extension that was funded by FIFA and will soon be inaugurated by a delegation from the world football’s governing body.
Nor Zetty Akhtar said the tree planting event is a follow up to Global Surveyors’ Day held last year where 60 saplings were planted at Tanjung Batu Recreational Park. The remaining 240 saplings were planted at FABD House.
The saplings are Syzygium myrtifolium, also known as Eugenia oleina, that can grow up to six metres tall.
The tree planting were led by Nor Zetty Akhtar and Pengiran Haji Matusin, joined by Survey Department officials, FABD’s executive members and secretariat.