Sowing seeds of change

Hakim Hayat

In support of the Green Protocol Guideline, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) yesterday held a tree planting campaign at the Berakas Forest Reserve Biodiversity Park, as part of its goal to plant 2,000 trees this year.

The Green Protocol is a guideline for the government sector to implement the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP). It outlines areas with green practice opportunities in daily operations, such as energy and water consumption, waste management and paper use, as well as the incorporation of green practices.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was the guest of honour.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin also attended.

The minister and deputy ministers, along with permanent secretaries and department heads at MoFE led officers in planting 50 saplings around the park.

Forestry Officer and Section Head of Forest Parks at the Forestry Department Nur Haney Aleesa binti Ramdan said the saplings included species of baru-baru, sepetir and nyatoh laut, which is a kerangas forest species native to the park.

MoFE said tree planting is one of the vital elements required in reducing carbon footprint.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah joined others in a tree-planting campaign at Berakas Forest Reserve Biodiversity Park yesterday. The Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) held the campaign as part of its goal to plant 2,000 trees this year, and in support of the Green Protocol Guideline
ABOVE & BELOW: Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman at the event. PHOTOS: HAKIM HAYAT