Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Veco continues its 1M trees project

Veco continues its 1M trees project
Sun.Star Cebu
October 20, 2010

It was another muddy but rewarding hustle with nature for close to 150 Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) team leaders, members and contractors who trooped to Sitio Sayaw, Brgy. Tabunan, Cebu City to plant 5,000 indigenous tree seedlings.

As part of its promise to plant one million trees in five years, Veco continued its series of tree planting activities in partnership with Philippine Business for Social Progress - Visayas.

The seedlings included narra, hambabalod, tagilomboy and lumbang.

Leading the group were Veco VP for administration and Customer Service Group Ricardo Lacson together with PBSP chairperson Antonio Aboitiz. The tree planting activity is a continuation of the Reforestation Park Project, which kicked off last May 2010 with the planting of 20,000 mangrove propagules. The propagules were planted within the 44-hectare mangrove area at Navforcen base in Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City.

The project aims to reforest 540 hectares in Central Cebu Protected Landscape and 10 hectares in Mactan Island within five years. The 540 hectares will be planted with 900,180 native and fruit-bearing, flowering tree species, while the 10 hectares will be home for 100,000 mangroves.