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BIBD kicks off tree planting initiative

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) kicked off a nationwide tree planting initiative in conjunction with International Day of Forests yesterday. The initiative, which is part of the bank’s Sustainable Nation Campaign, is facilitated by Community for Brunei and aims to raise awareness on the importance of the fight against climate change.

Some 20 saplings were planted by volunteers and stakeholders at all four districts.

Present to officiate the initiative at BIBD Connects Lambak was Legislative Council member and founder of Green Brunei Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin and BIBD’s Acting Managing Director and CEO Hajah Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman.

“Today’s initiative will be just one of the many activities that BIBD will carry out as we work to deliver our commitment under the BIBD Sustainability Framework,” Hajah Noraini said.

“There will be many more trees planted over the next six months as part of our efforts to support the Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change’s goal of net zero by 2050, as well as global commitments such as the World Economic Forum’s 1 Trillion Trees Campaign and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.”

Representatives from campaign partners, including the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Brunei Youth Council, Green Brunei, Growth.BN, the Department of Environment Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) and CIC Environmental Services Sdn Bhd, were present, along with senior members of BIBD management and government officials.

Similiar tree planting activities were also held at the H40 Housing Scheme in Lambak, Bukit Beruang Recreational Park in the Tutong District, RPN Lorong Tengah in Seria and the Selangan Agricultural Development Area in the Temburong District.

Legislative Council member and founder of Green Brunei Yang Berhormat Khairunissa binti Haji Ash’ari, Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin and BIBD’s Acting Managing Director and CEO Hajah Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman at BIBD Connects Lambak. PHOTO: BIBD
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