COMMITMENT. Dai Longcai (2nd from right), project manager of Energy China in the Philippines, holds the company’s pledge of commitment to join the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s (MWSS) annual “Million Trees” project in a ceremony held at the La Mesa Nature Reserve in Quezon City on June 29, 2022. Energy China pledged to plant 25,000 trees in the Philippines in 2022. (Contributed photo)

MANILA – Energy China has joined the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s (MWSS) annual “Million Trees” project, vowing to plant 25,000 trees in the Philippines in 2022.

The Chinese firm made the promise to plant 25,000 trees during the signing of the pledge of commitment ceremony held at the La Mesa Nature Reserve in Quezon City on June 29.

A total of 26 Chinese-funded companies operating in the Philippines also joined the event where the MWSS officials introduced the “Million Trees” project to them.

The MWSS called on the Chinese and Philippine constructors to take part in and promote the construction of ecological civilization, facilitate the Philippines’ reforestation efforts and jointly create a liveable environment for future generations.

Over 30 representatives from Chinese enterprises in the Philippines, including Energy China, jointly planted a tree at the La Mesa Nature Reserve to commemorate the ceremony and show their determination to honor their promise to voluntarily plant trees.

They said Chinese enterprises in the Philippines will continue fulfilling their social responsibility and actively take part in activities for afforestation, tending to and management of seedlings, volunteer services, as well as other activities held near their project sites, so as to contribute to the efforts to make the country’s skies bluer, mountains greener, water cleaner, and ecological environment better.

Kicked off in 2017, the “Million Trees” project is aimed at realizing the government’s goal of planting 10 million trees before the year 2030. (PR)