The Ministry of Energy, its Department and associated Statutory Bodies held its first planting activity as part of a nationwide reforestation effort to support the main strategies under the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP). Organized by the Department of Electrical Services (DES) and Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam, the event was held on 30th January 2021 at the new Recreational Park, Jalan Pusat Persidangan in Berakas.
Leading the tree planting event were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy; Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy; Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary and Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy.
During the tree planting event, the Ministry's management, officers and staff successfully planted tree saplings, comprising of two types of species namely Plumeria Rubra (Frangipani) and West Indian Cherry, covering a land area of 1.45 acre.
The tree planting activity is in line with the BNCCP Strategy 2 on Forest Cover, which calls for a concerted effort to increase Brunei Darussalam's carbon sink through afforestation and reforestation. This strategy outlines a national target of planting 500,000 new trees by 2035. The Ministry of Energy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders will continue to promote and participate in programmes to reduce the national emission.