Brunei say whole country is behind programmes to protect ozone layer

  • Brunei
  • Sunday, 20 Sep 2020

Brunei joined the global community to celebrate World Ozone Day 2020 by planting 421 tree seedlings at the new Recreational Park, Jalan Pusat Persidangan on Saturday(Sept 19, 2020) in Bandar Seri Begawan. - Borneo Bulletin/Asian News Network

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua): Brunei joined the global community to commemorate World Ozone Day 2020, which is celebrated on Sept 16 annually, with several government ministers participating in a tree planting event on Saturday.

According to a press release from Brunei government, the co-chairmans of the National Council for Climate Change of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Development Haji Suhaimi, and Minister of Energy Haji Mat Suny, and members of the council, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali, Minister of Transportation and Infocommunication Abdul Mutalib, attended the tree planting event where a total of 42 new trees were planted during the event.

"It is an event supported by all the pople of Brunei," said Haji Suhaimi.

The press release said that this year's theme for World Ozone Day 2020 is "Ozone for Life: 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection," and the tree-planting event is in line with the theme, as planting trees can reduce the earth's exposure to UV-B radiation, which is a harmful effect of the ozone layer depletion.

In addition to that, this event also serves as Brunei government's effort towards achieving one of the main strategies of the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy, which was launched on July 25, 2020, aiming to achieve the target of planting 500,000 new trees by 2035. - Xinhua
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