Campaign for beautification of a select area of F-9 Park launched
A campaign for tree plantation and beautification of a select area in the Fatima Jinnah Park, F-9, has been launched by MOL Pakistan Oil (MOL) and Gas Co. B.V.
The campaign was inaugurated bythe ambassador of Hungary, Istvan Szabo, Executive Vice President, Upstream of MOL Group, Dr. Berislav Gaso and Graham Balchin, CEO of MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas, the large Hungarian company working mainly in KP Province.
The event was attended by officials of MOL and representatives from the Capital Development Authority, CDA, which has allocated a section of the park to MOL.
Dr. Gaso launched the campaign by planting a sapling of Magnolia in the area which has been allocated to the company by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The company has taken up this project as part of its contribution to the city that hosts its branch office in Pakistan.
While inaugurating the project Dr Gaso said that for MOL Group and its subsidiaries, the protection of environment and safeguarding biodiversity has been the corner stone of its social commitment to the world.
“With the launch of this campaign to beautify this area of the park, MOL has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its activities by contributing to the plantation of trees and creating a clean and healthy environment for all,” he said, emphasizing that the company will not just plant trees, it will also ensure that they are properly taken care of.
Ambassador of Hungary, Istvan Szabo said that MOL Pakistan has taken a very positive step by adopting a part of the park to enhance the beauty of the surroundings. “The embassy of Hungary is proud that MOL is continuing its commitment to environment in Pakistan as it does in Europe and other parts of the world”.
MD/CEO MOL, Graham Balchin said that, “MOL Pakistan’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme is extensive in its scope and reach. It has involved itself in health, infrastructure support, education and safe drinking water schemes in its operational areas. With the adoption of the park for tree plantation and beautification, it has not only fulfilled its responsibility towards maintaining the environment but has also thanked the city that it is an integral part of.”
Group Regional Advisor Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Ali Murtaza Abbas, said, “Climate change has been high on the world’s environmental agenda, especially obvious after the current impact of weather anomalies.
Executive Vice President Upstream, MOL Group, Dr. Berislav Gaso has completed his successful tour to Pakistan that saw major developments in the field of exploration and production, with the signing of important agreements with the government of Pakistan.
During his visit here, Dr. Gaso met a number of top government officials and discussed with them in detail, the economic and business prospects in the petroleum sector.