Penang Governor (second from right) with other VIPs at the programme

By V. Sivaji

Penang Governor Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak gave support to the mangrove trees planting programme at Sungai Tembus Kuala Muda, Seberang Perai Utara.

Also present was the Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1, Dato Dr Mohamad Abdul Hamid, Penang State Exco for Housing and Environment Dato Seri Sundarajoo Somu, Dato’ Seri  Rozali Mohamud, chief executive officer of the governor’s charity foundation, district officer Rosmin Yaakob among others.

For the records, this is the very first time that the governor is making a visit to the area. In all, some 2,000 mangrove seedlings were planted around the kampung area.

Lending support were also volunteers and sponsors of the commendable programme.

It is expected that the planting of the mangrove seedlings will bring much benefit to the kampung folk who number around 6,000 residents.

The mangrove site there plays a vital role in the breeding of fish and other sea creatures. The area is also a natural site for the several species of birds which migrate from all parts of the world and the advancement of biodiversity.

Some of the birds migrate from as far as Mongolia, Korea, Japan, China and Russia.

The governor also presented a cheque to the village head, Mohd Nor Saidin for the well-being of the community there.

Some of the volunteers at the commendable project