A greener sight will soon welcome visitors at the Dumaguete City Airport after a tree-planting activity spearheaded by Negros Oriental Vice Gov. Apolinario Arnaiz Jr. takes off on May 2, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.
Arnaiz will lead a group of local environmentalists, airport manager Veronica Chuang and members of the Friends of the Environment in Negros Oriental in planting trees at the Dumaguete Airport Parking Area.
FENOR, noted in a statement, that the trees that bordered the cemented parking area at the airport has gradually diminished over the years, leaving parked vehicles baking under the heat of the sun with their engines idling to keep the air-conditioning unit on inside, the press release said.
The group said a vehicle's engines idling emits pollution deemed harmful to human and environmental health. Trees will be restored to the airport parking area to provide shade and reduce pollution, the statement said.
Greg Uymatiao reportedly deployed his workers to open the parking area ground with planting holes while Rene Vendiola, Esther Windler of FENOR, and the Department of Agriculture in Valencia town provided endemic tree saplings for the greening activity, the press release said.*
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