Hengyi Industries planted 500 trees in 4th Reforestation Project

Bukit Perumpong, Hutan Simpan Arboretum, 5th November 2020 – As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to help with the protection of Brunei Darussalam’s natural environment and to increase the overall carbon sink in the country, Hengyi Industries Sendirian Berhad (Hengyi) organised a Reforestation Project at the Bukit Perumpong, Hutan Simpan Arboretum, Sungai Liang.

During the tree planting event, 500 trees were successfully planted across 0.5 hectares of land by over 70 volunteers which consisted of Hengyi’s staff and representatives from the Forestry Department, Petroleum Authority, Damai Holdings Limited and Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS).

The planted tree saplings included different types of local tree species namely; Kapur Paji, Selangan Daun Tebal, Binchaloi, Meranti Timbul Putih, Kapur Bukit, Sarang Punai Bukit and Sarang Punai. As the soil in Bukit Perumpong is known to be sandy, the planted tree saplings will have a higher survival rate as sandstone and sandy soils are known to be their habitat. The advantages of these local trees are that they help to minimize the soil erosion occurrence, increase the biodiversity of the area, and they also offer educational purposes on the Dipterocarpaceae family.

Forestry Department has chosen this particular location for the 4 th Reforestation Project as this area has been severely affected by forest fire and it is a great start to reverse the declining forest cover in Bukit Perumpong and also to mitigate the effect of climate change as well as to support Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy Strategy number 2, which is Forest Cover.

Hengyi launched its reforestation project in 2019 with an uncompromising pledge to plant trees covering a total land area of two hundred (200) hectares in support of Brunei Darussalam's commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Programme (REDD+).

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