Volunteers do their bit to regenerate mangroves

Wipro Unza employees and Great Heart Charity Association volunteers planting saplings at the beach in Kapar.

GREAT Heart Charity Association (GHCA) held a mangrove rehabilitation and clean-up project at Kampung Sungai Janggut, Kapar, as part of its Earth Warriors Project

The project, sponsored by Wipro Unza (M) Sdn Bhd, aimed to restore mangrove forests that were destroyed during rising sea levels, pollution and increased coastal erosion.

The project also aimed to raise public awareness and encourage preventive action to curb mangrove forest destruction.

Five volunteers from GHCA and 41 employees from Wipro Unza took part.

Wipro Unza representative Chua Yin Nee said there was overwhelming response from their staff who were eager to play their part for such a good cause.

GHCA vice-president Yuen Juin Hoe said GHCA had planted 475 trees this year.

“Today, GHCA and Wipro Unza planted 400 mangrove saplings and collected rubbish along the beach.

“We need everyone to protect together our earth for a better tomorrow,” he said.

The beach around Kampung Sungai Janggut used to be a mangrove forest.

A total of 40,000 trees need to be planted to restore the area.

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