Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sealed the second phase of its on-going plantation project as both parties recently signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at a simple ceremony held at DENR’s central office in Quezon City.
The second phase covers 30 hectares of forestland in Barangay Kapatalan, Municipality of Siniloan, Laguna. MMPC shall provide Php 1.3 million to initially cover the implementation of the various activities such as site preparation, seedling production and protection of the established plantations.
It can be recalled that MMPC and DENR signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on the establishment of a plantation convergence project last 2017 which covers 100 hectares within a span of four (4) to five (5) years in the areas of Region I-IVA as qualified and endorsed by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO). This paved the way for the first plantation project between both parties in Ilocos Norte last 2018.
Present during signing ceremony were DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, MMPC President and CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, PENRO-Laguna, Ronilo Salac, MMPC Senior Vice President for Corporate Division, Yasuki Maruyama, and other key officials from DENR and MMPC.
In a statement, MMPC President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri shared, “I commend DENR for their commitment in ensuring the sustenance of the environment in the different regions of the Philippines. For our part, MMPC is committed to stand with you in your advocacy and rest assured that we, too, will be doing our part for the betterment of the environment.”