TAWAU: The district planted 1,048 trees in conjunction with the 1 Heart 1 Tree Campaign to plant a million trees all over Sabah during the Tawau Municipal Council (TMC) level at the Muhibbah Public Park yesterday.
TMC president Alijus Sipil said the program headed by the Sabah Court will be carried out in stages in the district with the help and advice from the Forestry Department and Agriculture Department.
He said it is also hoped that the public, departments and schools will take part in this program to make Tawau greener.
Tawau Sessions Court judge Indra Ayub said the project was inspired by Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjun to give awareness on the importance of caring for the environment, green concept, loving the environment and responsibility to take care of the environment.
He said Sabah Court had a special court for environment where cases concerning environment would be given priority and give awareness to the public that offense on environment was an issue that must be handled without delay.
Indra said the project started in Danum in January this year and moved to all over Sabah, and yesterday the campaign was launched in Tawau which was organized by Tawau Court with the cooperation from TMC, Forestry and Agriculture Departments which will see the planting of trees carried out until the year end.
He said as of yesterday, a total of 836,379 trees have been planted all over the state and encouraged members of the public to plant even at their own yard which will be taken into account.
Source: Borneo Post