LY Group Plants 60 Trees and Commits to Upkeep of Facilities at Soga Perdana Forest Eco Park, Batu Pahat
The tree planting and greening activity was officiated by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Datuk Mohd. Rashid bin Hasnon who was Guest of Honour, Datuk Jeffri bin Abd Rasid (Director of the State Forestry, Johor), Mohd Khuzzan bin Abu Bakar (Johor’s Youth, Sports and Culture Committee Chairman), and Datuk Yan Eng Wah (President of Batu Pahat United Leo Lions Club)
LY staff joined Department of Forestry officials in the tree planting and greening activity
Batu Pahat – November 12, 2018
LY Corporation Limited (“LY” or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (“LY Group”) committed RM20,000 in the planting of 60 trees and upkeep of park facilities at Soga Perdana Forest Eco Park as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. More than 100 staff from LY Group and the Johor State Forestry Department took part in this activity dedicated to the protection of the environment. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Datuk Mohd. Rashid bin Hasnon was the Guest of Honour and was invited to plant a Cengal tree. In Datuk Mohd. Rashid bin Hasnon’s speech, he praised LY for setting a good example and encouraged other corporations to follow suit. He hoped that corporations, together with the public will continue to be more aware of the responsibility to maintain a balanced ecological environment. “Forests are important water catchment areas, and help in the prevention of floods” he said.
LY Chairman Tan Kwee Chai receives Certificate of Honour from Datuk Jeffri bin Abd Rasid, Director of the State Forestry, Johor
LY’s Chairman Tan Kwee Chai participating in the tree planting exercise
Tan Yong Chuan, LY’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Five weeks ago, our Company worked hand in hand with the Department of Forestry to gradually repair and paint the facilities of Soga Perdana Forest Eco Park, including toilets, pavilions, railing, stone chairs and billboards. We have also sponsored two sets of new tables and chairs for hikers to rest”.
He said, as a furniture factory, the Company has the responsibility to make efforts to protect the ecological balance of forests. He hopes that this partnership between government agencies and the private sector could be sustained to create a greener and more comfortable living environment for the next generation.
Participants included Mohd Khuzzan bin Abu Bakar (Johor’s Youth, Sports and Culture Committee Chairman) and Datuk Yan Eng Wah (President of Batu Pahat United Leo Lions Club).
Soga Perdana Forest Eco Park, Batu Pahat was opened in 1988 and has a height of 210 meters. The 60 trees planted, included Eurycoma Longifolia (Tongkat Ali), Meranti, and Cengal and Keladan.