11 APRIL 2019, TG PELEPAS – The mangrove forest is very crucial in balancing the ecosystem and contributed to the protection of the shoreline against erosion as well as protecting the surrounding area from extreme climatic change. Recognising the fact, Johor Port Authority (JPA) in collaboration with Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) and Kelab Alami Enterprise has organised a Mangrove Planting Programme along Tanjung Adang, Gelang Patah coastal area.
A total of 10 volunteers comprising of staffs from JPA, PTP, Kelab Alami and students from the Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) has successfully planted 600 mangrove saplings from Rizhophora species along the Tanjung Adang, Gelang Patah coastal area.
The programme was officiated Yang Berhormat Dato’ Abd Rahim Ramli by the JPA Chairman. The programme was also attended by En Muhammad Razif bin Ahmad, JPA General Manager, Dr. Serina Rahman, joint founder of Kelab Alami, Mr Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Operating Officer, Senior Management from JPA and PTP, Johor State Forestry Department, Department of Environment of Johor, Iskandar Puteri City Council and also Encik Mohd Ramzan bin Johari, Kampung Tg Adang village head.
JPA through its Environment initiative under LPJ CARES always support the environmental preservation in ensuring the sustainability of natural life and ecosystems especially in the vicinity of the port waters.