PETALING JAYA: Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) is playing its part in nature conservation and bringing more greenery to the urban environment by planting 200 trees in a recent project.
Through the “Adopt a Tree” campaign – a joint collaboration between IWK and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) – members of a charity home and the local community came together to plant the trees at Khazanah Rimba, Pantai Eco Park in Pantai Dalam.
The 40 participants from Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim dan Asnaf Qaseh Ibu and the local community were also briefed on the importance of protecting the environment under the IWK Cares initiative.
The 200 trees were donated by IT solutions company CTC Global Sdn Bhd and IWK staff.
IWK chief executive officer Narendran Maniam expressed his joy at bringing participants from the industry, NGOs and the local community together to preserve the environment.
“Our shared vision in building a sustainable future will kindle various socio-economic development opportunities for the betterment of our communities and the environment,” he said in a statement.
Narendran said the tree planting exercise would also promote the usage of IWK’s “biosolid by-product”, a fertiliser that improves soil conditions and enhances plant growth for non-food crops.
IWK first partnered with MNS in 2020, launching the “Adopt a Tree” campaign, which has so far seen 400 trees planted at Khazanah Rimba, Pantai Eco Park.
The company has targeted 100 more trees to be planted in the area by the end of the year.
The “Adopt a Tree” campaign is open to the public, who may donate RM140 to have a tree planted. Those interested in donating may do so at https://bit.ly/2Fps4ep.