(STOCK PHOTO) Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)’s commitment to preserving the environment is embodied by its successful ‘Tree For A Tree’ (TFAT) corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which was held once again today – this time at Taman Cahaya Negeri public park here.

PORT DICKSON: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)’s commitment to preserving the environment is embodied by its successful ‘Tree For A Tree’ (TFAT) corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which was held once again today – this time at Taman Cahaya Negeri public park here.

Over 284 volunteers, consisting of students from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), community colleges and local residents participated in the program.

Around 660 trees were planted at the event, which was officiated by State Tourism Committee chairman, Datuk Tun Hairudin Abu Bakar.

TNB senior general manager, Asset Development Department Transmission Division, Ir Husaini Husin, said TFAT, which was introduced in 2015, aims to plant 12,000 trees from 40 species, in various public parks in the country.

“For Port Dickson alone, 660 trees were planted today. We hope this effort will not only help preserve the environment, but also make the park attractive to tourists and locals who want to enjoy leisure activities,” he said.

“The programme today was slightly different from other programmes we have organised before. Today marked our first attempt at planting mangrove seedlings and shade trees,” said Husaini.

He said so far, 5,460 trees have been planted at various public parks in the country, including in Pahang, Malacca, Perlis, Kuala Lumpur, Kedah and Terengganu.

Husaini said TNB has always adhered to strict environmental protection and greening standards in the construction of its power stations and transmission lines.

“This reflects TNB’s commitment to echoing the government’s efforts in the conservation and preservation of the environment,” he said.