Chairman BIBD Pehin Abdullah and Senior Directors Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Bhd surpassed its target of raising funds for 4000 trees from the public for the Project by reaching an impressive 5,500.To this number BIBD pledged a further 4000 trees bringing the total to 9500. According to a bank spokesperson BND47500 was raised for the project.
To celebrate this achievement a planting ceremony was held on Sunday 18th October 2009 to plant the first 1000 trees.
The guest of honour at the event was Pengiran Anak Khairul bin Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafari who planted the 30,000th tree of the project. Ceremonial trees were also planted by the Chairman of BIBD Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar and other senior bank officials.
David Taylor with Guest of Honour Png Anak Khairul Press Corps
Student planters from Maktab DuliResting after a job well done