As part of its environmental management programme, NROCC has embarked on a tree planting initiative/project. Over the years more than 100 km of toll roads have been built and many trees were removed during the associated construction activities and as such the company felt responsible to begin a process of reforestation. The project is being led by Environmental Manager, Mr. Errol Mortley.
On Saturday, January 9, 2021, the company partnered with a team of volunteers from the Rotaract Club (UWI) to plant over 400 trees on the North-South leg of Highway 2000 in the vicinity of the Linstead Toll interchange. The plant species included Blue Mahoe, Spanish Elm and Poui. These seedlings were obtained from the Forestry Department, whose representative was also on hand to offer expert guidance throughout the day.
NROCC is committed to actively participate in the government’s National Tree Planting Initiative to plant three (3) million trees island wide. Consequently, Managing Director – Mr. Ivan Anderson advised that the company continue to plant more trees and will sign an MOU with the Forestry Department to plant some 30,000 seedlings on 60 hectares of land over the next 3-4 four years.
If you have a group or association that is interested in collaborating with NROCC in this initiative, kindly send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org