Chinese firm supports PH’s greening program with over 1,000 pine needles planted in Benguet

GREENER PH. Employees of the project department of the Kapangan Hydropower Station join a tree planting in Kapangan town, Benguet province on Sept. 23, 2022. The activity supports the Philippines’ National Greening Program launched in 2011. (Contributed photo)

The government’s National Greening Program continues to  enjoy the support of the China Energy Engineering Group Col., Ltd., a Chinese firm, which provided over 1,000 pine needles planted near a village beside the Kapangan Hyropower Plant in Kapangan town, Benguet province.

Some 15 employees of the project department of the Kapangan Hydropower Plant built by Guangxi Hydroelectric Construction Bureau under China Energy participated in the planting activity on September 23, this year.

“The activity was an active response of the company to the local government’s initiative to build an eco-friendly and green homeland,” China Energy said in a recent news release.

The Philippines has intensified its reforestation efforts since it  launched the “National Greening Program” in 2011. The project department of Kapangan Hydropower Plant has planted a total of 1,300 trees when it launched its first tree planting activity in surrounding area in June this year.