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“MPT Green Movement” Nationwide Tree Planting Initiative to be Launched Across the Country

25 Jul 2018

(Yangon, 25 July 2108) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, announced that the second phase of “MPT Green Movement” nationwide tree planting initiative will start in 18 locations at the States and Regions throughout the country on 4 August 2018. MPT staff and other volunteers of 6,000 participants are expected to join the contribution and around 10,000 plants to be planted there.

Held for the first time in August 2017, MPT conducted the first phase of this initiative in Yangon, Bago and Ayeyarwady regions by planting over 2,000 plants with the support of MPT staff and public volunteers in a partnership with Non-Governmental Organization of Myat Neikbban, a tree planting and donation group. This year, the Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry is also helping by providing nursery plants of various types and species.

MPT understands the importance of fostering lush green environments via sustainable efforts throughout Myanmar, even as development is pursued in the country. Trees play a vital role in both rural and urban communities. This initiative aims to reduce the risk of natural disasters, carbon emissions and expects to encourage the public to maintain natural environment and biodiversity by increasing awareness about importance of tree planting. Along with “MPT Clean and Fresh to Move Forward” movement and “MPT Blood Donation Program”, the operator is encouraging local communities to participate in the public sphere and promoting activities focused on resolving social issues important for Myanmar society, as ecology and healthcare.

Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “MPT, as usual with “Myanmar in our hearts”, wants the all the people to live in a healthy world, with lush greenery and nature throughout in Myanmar. For reducing the urban heat and by improving air quality by filtering harmful dust, trees are crucial to humanity’s health. In accordance with our corporate social responsibility program in this year, we hope to sow over a thousand trees across the country to enhance both rural and urban communities.”

Detail information of the places where tree planting activities will take place starting from August 4 is as follow:

NoState & RegionTownshipDesignated Location
1YangonHleguDhamma Ramsi Mogok Meditation Center near Yangon-Mandalay Express Way Toll Gate
2MandalayPatheingyiMandalay Technological University
3Nay Pyi TawTatkonTatkon Exchange
4SagaingMonywaUniversity of Economics
(Monywar)
5MagwayMagwayEducation College (Magway)
6AyeyarwadyPatheinLawka Yan Aung Pagoda Campus,
7Bago (East)BagoMahar Gyi Pagoda Campus,
8Bago (West)PyayNear Nawaday Bridge, Nawaddy region
9TanintharyiDaweiDawei University
10KachinMyitkyinaComputer University & THS (Myitkyina)
11KayahLoikawTechnological University (Loikaw)
12KayinHpa-AnTaut Kalay
13ChainHakhaAuto Exchange
14MonMawlamyineMawlamyine, Naung Khari Village,
15RakhineSittweSittwe University
16Shan (East)Keng TungComputer University (Keng Tung)
17Shan (South)TaunggyiUniversity (Taunggyi)
18Shan (North)LashioComputer University (finished)

In addition to tree planting activities, MPT, as a first and leading telecommunications operator of Myanmar, runs a wide range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in different areas including healthcare, environment, education, small business development, and natural disaster relief projects support.  MPT also conducted Clean and Sustainable Water Program in which tube-wells and ponds were constructed at the water stressed areas to provide the sustainable and healthy water resources for the local residences. For more information about MPT’s CSR activities, please visit to http://mpt.com.mm/en/about-home-en/csr-activities/ .