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Staff, Families Plant Trees In Colo-I-Suva Exercise

TLTB chief executive officer Tevita Kuruvakadua, who was present at Colo-i-Suva, was pleased with the good turnout by staff and families at the reserve park to work on achieving this goal.
08 Apr 2019 10:00
Staff, Families Plant Trees In Colo-I-Suva Exercise
The iTaukei Lands Trust Board and the Ministry of Forestry staff members with their families at Colo-i-Suva Park on April 6, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

A team bonding exercise involving the iTaukei Lands Trust Board and the Ministry of Forestry staff was held at the Colo-i-Suva Park.

The move is to help Government reach the “4 Million Trees in 4 Years” initiative target.

The bonding is also part of the staff contribution to the community focusing on environment sustainability and climate change adaptation measures.

TLTB chief executive officer Tevita Kuruvakadua, who was present at Colo-i-Suva, was pleased with the good turnout by staff and families at the reserve park to work on achieving this goal.

“More than 200 staff will participate in the cleaning of the TLTB Native Tree Reserve in Suva, Nadi, Lautoka and Labasa where more than 950 native trees are being planted by our staff,” Mr Kuruvakadua said.

“As an organisation, TLTB is fully committed to promoting a balanced afforestation programme which responds to societal needs for employment, rural regeneration and recreation.

“Which contributes to Fiji’s climate change and biodiversity objectives.”

Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest officer Malelili Nakasava shared his delight in the contribution given by TLTB.

“This year we have expanded the activities to nursey and the collection of wildings from our mahogany seed bank and we are grateful to TLTB for assisting us in the collection and supplying of these seedlings,” Mr Nakasava said.

“The seedlings collected today will be supplied to communities that shown their interest to contribute to the planting of the four million trees.”

The initiative is part of Government’s effort in the fight against the effects of climate change and protecting Fiji’s environment and rich biodiversity.

Edited by Percy Kean

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