Lewis Hamilton has visited PETRONAS’ Mangrove Plantation Project in Malaysia and witnessed the planting of the mangrove conservation programme’s 30,000th tree. Here is the full press release.
Ahead of this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton visited a Mangrove Plantation Project funded by our Title and Technical Partner PETRONAS, on the small South Malaysian island of Tanjung Surat. He learnt more about the project and the local community. He also witnessed the planting of the mangrove conservation programme’s 30,000th tree, marking the first key milestone of the project being achieved.
The project, set up by PETRONAS in 2021, aims to enrich local biodiversity through reforestation, contribute to carbon sequestration, and provide opportunities to the local community.
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The 30,000 mangroves, which have been planted by the local community and volunteers from the nearby PETRONAS Integrated Complex (PIC), will capture approximately 42 tons of carbon dioxide per year, and will support in protecting the local area from the threat of natural hazards, such as coastal erosion and flooding from storm surges.
Lewis said: “It was an honour for me to be able to witness the 30,000th tree being planted today and to witness the incredible work being undertaken here in order to support our planet. Seeing first-hand how PETRONAS works with the local community and volunteers is hugely inspirational. The project here doesn’t just help the local community it also contributes to the wider environment.”
Source: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team