Sec. Roque kicks off Rio Tuba Mining’s journey to 5 Million Trees

Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. (RTN), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), starts the very last stretch of the company’s journey toward its aim of planting 5 Million trees in Rio Tuba. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque graces the ceremonial planting of the initially of the remaining 900,000 trees RTN requires to full its 5M intention.

Sec. Roque claims he wished to see for himself if trees are genuinely currently being planted in the mining group and that he is amazed by what RTN is seeking to do in Palawan, planting trees all above the province.

He claims it is important that he’s viewed mining in RTN individually to be in a position to existing to President Rodrigho Duterte and the full country that not all mining is irresponsible, that in this article in Bataraza, the natural environment is being cared for.

“I will report to President Duterte what Rio Tuba Mining is executing in greening Palawan, we will explain to the globe, considering the fact that PTV media is below with us, that in Rio Tuba, in Bataraza, there is no distinction involving the principle of careers development and the security of the natural environment,” Spox Roque shares. 

To day, RTN has a report of about 4.1 Million surviving trees planted in numerous areas covered in its mine rehabilitation and reforestation courses.

Sec. Roque congratulates and thanks Nickel Asia, the LGU of Bataraza, and all the employees of the mining company for inviting him to Rio Tuba.

“I come to feel that I am individually accepted right here to also act as a protector of the ecosystem, and this event is proof that the communities can nicely gain from the financial contributions of mining while preserving and preserving character,” Roque claims.

In accordance to Environmental Planner, Janice M. Tupas, Supervisor of the Mines Environmental Security and Enhancement Dept. (MEPED) of RTN, there is a mechanism that her staff and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the DENR hire that essentially screens and counts the survival premiums of the trees they plant.

“This yr, we will be far more intense, we will create hectares on hectares of bamboo plantations, we will interact the communities to switch their backyards into mini forests and we will have guidance from the Section to Environment and Pure Means (DENR) Dept. of Education and learning in Palawan that I come to feel we will even surpass 5 Million,” Tupas excitedly states.

Irrespective of its financial contributions to the fiscal health of the communities, the mining marketplace proceeds its marketing campaign to foster appreciation and instill the feeling of environmental stewardship amongst the people of Palawan.  RTN thinks that contributing to the restoration and protection of the wealthy forest ecosystem in Palawan is a moral obligation.   

Engineer Cynthia E. Rosero, Resident Mine Supervisor for RTN, claims having Sec. Harry Roque grace this significant function helps showcase RTN’s atmosphere defense systems and to the mining company’s aggressive efforts to keep Palawan eco-friendly.

“Planting 5 Million Trees is no simple feat for a mining organization and we are proud of this,” Rosero says.

Engr. Cytnthia E. Rosero, Resident Mine Manager, suggests Sec. Roque’s visit will showcase RTN’s environmental security system and its aggressive efforts to hold Palawan eco-friendly. Photo frm the occasion shows Engr. Rosero, Sec. Roque, and JB Baylon, VP for Company Communications.

RTN is 1 of the mining providers deeply committed to attaining ecosystem restoration and reforestation in mined-out parts.   Applying progressive rehabilitation approaches, RTN, in its a lot more than 50 decades of operation in Rio Tuba, proves that an active mining firm can generate a forest in its route and can be the catalyst in the re-greening of a province like Palawan.

“RTN’s bold ambition is to plant 5 Million trees it can leave guiding as a legacy.  This yr is the final extend in acquiring that ambition.  With a harmony of 900,000, numerous are cheering us on and several are placing in their guidance and we are honored and grateful,” provides Tupas.

To date, RTN rehabilitated a complete of 196.64 hectares of its mining space where it has planted 1,205,763 surviving trees of diverse species including as narra, ipil, apitong, agoho, udling, kupang, batino, tongkat ali, amugis, among others.  Some 663.08 has. have been reforested with indigenous tree species, espresso, mangroves, botanical plant, and some industrial trees, in support of the government’s Green Philippine Freeway Challenge Adopt-a-Mountain Undertaking and the Nationwide Greening Method

RTN crops trees to fulfill the objective of mine rehabilitation to restore disturbed locations to a risk-free, non-erodible problem, establishing land use functionality that is practical and again to the affliction, if not improved, before disturbance.

Because men and women are likely to dismiss the purpose mining plays in the advancement of nations, mining corporations like RTN would go previously mentioned and past to show that dependable mining exist – the kind that endeavors to supply a sustainable setting for the long term.

“Planting 5 million trees is not one thing everyday organizations can very easily do, but RTN endeavors this for Palawan and in reality, RTN intends to plant much more in the yrs to arrive,” finishes Tupas.

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