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‘Excelerate Energy’ plants 10,000 trees in Moheskhali

‘Excelerate Energy’ plants 10,000 trees in Moheskhali

Excelerate Energy, a US-based world leading LNG company, has taken a tree plantation initiative in Moheshkhali to raise environmental and climate awareness as well as protect the island from coastal erosion.

According to s press release issued today, the Excelerate employees, with help of the local community, business leaders and officials planted 10,000 mangroves across two acres of land at the island in Cox’s Bazar recently.  

It said country manager for Excelerate Bangladesh Habib Bhuiyan 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 the local community,” said Bhuiyan.

Consistent with its core values (Stewardship, Accountability, Improvement, and Leadership) and Corporate Social Responsibility focus areas of health, education, and climate, Excelerate conducted various charitable activities across Bangladesh over the past year, said the release.

The company provided food to 1,500 fishermen and their families, 1,500 backpacks to local schools at Moheshkhali and most recently, a joint donation of medical supplies with the US-Bangladesh Business Council and a project named CURE.

Since 2018, Excelerate has provided clean, reliable energy to Bangladesh through its two FSRUs located offshore in the Bay of Bengal while it’s Moheshkhali Floating LNG (MLNG) terminal was the country’s first LNG import facility, added the release.