30 Oct 2017
MPT’s new clean up campaign held in Mandalay aims to inspire communities to clean up, maintain and conserve their environment
(Yangon, 30 October 2017) – MPT has launched its environmental clean up campaign to encourage communities of the country, to clean up and conserve the environment. The “Clean & Fresh To Move Forward” which commenced in Mandalay last weekend, aims to highlight the
importance of maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment and how it is everyone’s responsibility.
Including Mandalay, the campaign will be carried out by MPT at six regions from late October 2017 to February 2018 – Yangon, Naypyitaw, Bago, Mon and Ayeyarwaddy. This environmental and cleanliness outreach will involve educating the public on key topics such as waste
management, removing litter from public areas such as streets, parks, waterways and other places, and the benefits a clean environment can bring to communities.
To kick off the initiative, more than 500 volunteers from MPT’s Mandalay team as well as the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) and the public, demonstrated their dedication to environmental protection by collecting dozens of bags of waste including collection of recyclable
material starting from Pan Yan Daw creek bride to Thamadaw village along the express way of Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, MPT wants to encourage members of society to create and cultivate a clean environment that is not harmful to health and to protect the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. It is very important that we engage communities in longterm environmental initiatives and other measures that prevent pollution and environmental degradation,” said Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
MPT has established itself as a CSR leader with its various initiatives amongst the communities of Myanmar and is continuously seeking out appropriate opportunities to carry out environmental sustainability programs that can make a positive difference for the communities of Myanmar. In the past engaged, MPT has engaged through various health, education, disaster relief and sustainable CSR initiatives which include campaigns for providing clean and hygienic water, tree planting activities for a sustainable environment.
Aiming to achieve more positive impact in the next year, MPT has outlined its CSR vision, “Together for Future Generations”. To reach its development targets for its outreach efforts, MPT will be operating a number of programs in key areas, through collaboration with various institutions operating in these sectors, the details of which shall be announced in the near future.