Brunei has recently received a green boost as part of the Brunei National Carbon Conservation Project (BNCCP), where the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) was given a donation of 240 saplings.
BNCCP’s Green Protocol aims to promote sustainable development and combat climate change. Donated by the Ministry of Development’s Survey Department, the saplings were planted at the FABD House compound by a group of volunteers.
The planting was conducted to conserve the country’s natural environment and biodiversity. Nor Zetty Akhtar and Pengiran Haji Matusin led this initiative. Joining the program were officials from the Survey Department, members of the FABD’s executive, and the secretariat.
Pengiran Haji Matusin expressed appreciation for the sapling donation, support for preserving the greenery around FABD House, and combating climate change. He also highlighted the government’s commitment to protecting the environment in Brunei. He emphasized FABD’s support for the government’s campaigns and welcomed agencies that offered their support to FABD and the developments occurring both inside and outside of football.
Last year, 60 saplings were planted at the Tanjung Batu Recreational Park. This year’s initiative comes in continuation of the same.
The initiative of planting saplings in support of BNCCP’s Green Protocol is an important step towards achieving a sustainable future for Brunei. Not only does it help reduce carbon emissions, but it also improves air and water quality, provide habitats for wildlife, and supports the local economy through the production of timber and other resources.
The BNCCP aims to educate the community on the importance of preserving the environment and encourages individuals to take conscious actions. Furthermore, the planting of saplings serves as an example for the community to align with the Green Protocol and become more environmentally aware.