Excelerate Energy (Excelerate), a U.S.-based LNG company, organized a tree planting initiative on November 17 at Zero Point, Moheshkhali Island in Cox's Bazar.
Excelerate employees, with the help of the local community, business leaders, and officials, planted 10,000 mangroves across two acres of land to help raise environmental and climate awareness as well as protect the island from coastal erosion.
Habib Bhuiyan, Country Manager for Excelerate Bangladesh, was present along with representatives from Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited, Gas Transmission Company Limited, Bangladesh Coast Guard, Forest Department, local administration, and the fishing community.
“Our goal for this initiative was to help conserve the coastal environment as well as inspire action across the local community,” said Habib Bhuiyan.
“We’re committed to the long-term success of the communities where we operate and want to positively impact Bangladesh and its coastal community through our continued support and volunteerism.”