Hutchison Ports Pakistan launches the third year of the go green plantation drive.

Hutchison Ports Pakistan kicks off the third year of its Tree Go Green plantation campaign, under which 100,000 mangrove saplings will be planted at Sonmani. This effort is a vital part of a broader initiative launched in 2021, where Hutchison Ports Pakistan has pledged to sponsor the World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan (WWF-P) to plant 500,000 mangrove saplings across 250 hectares over five years. This ongoing commitment underscores Hutchison Ports Pakistan’s dedication to a greener, more sustainable future, exemplifying corporate responsibility and environmental conservation.

Changsu Kim, General Manager and head of the Business Unit at Hutchison Ports Pakistan highlighted the pivotal role of mangroves in climate change mitigation and marine biodiversity enhancement. “This drive is a testament to our commitment to environmental conservation, community development, and sustainable practices. Beyond its ecological significance, the campaign is poised to catalyse economic growth, generating numerous green jobs for local communities and labour through the sapling plantation and post-care activity.”

Hutchison Ports Pakistan has sponsored WWF-Pakistan to plant 100,000 mangrove saplings annually, including Avicenna, Ceriops, Rhizophora, and Aegiceras, with meticulous monitoring and post-care measures. The last two years have seen an impressive 90 per cent success rate for sapling survival, showcasing the effectiveness of the plantation initiative.

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