Friday, October 15, 2010

Veco workers plant trees

Veco workers plant trees
Cebu Daily News - Community Section
October 15, 2010

Close to 150 Visayasn Electric Company (Veco) team leaders, members and contractors trooped to sitio Sayaw, barangay Tabunan, Cebu City to plant 5,000 indigenous tree seedlings of narra, hambabalod, tagilomboy and lumbang.

As part of its commitment to plant one million trees in five years, Veco continued its series of tree planting activities last Sep. 25 in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) - Visayas.

The recent activity was led by Veco Vice President for Administration and Customer Service Group Ricardo Lacson and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) regional chairman Antonio Aboitiz.

Veco's Reforestation Park project kicked off last May 2010 with the planting of 20,000 mangrove propagules at the 44-hectare mangrove and wastewater area in Naval Forces Central Base, Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City.

The project aims to reforest within five yeasrs the 540 hectares in Central Cebu Protected Landscape in barangay Tabunan with 908,180 native and fruit bearing and flowering tree species and the 10 hectares in Mactan with 100,000 mangroves.