August 09, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji’s ASCO Motors is leading the way within the motor vehicle sector to contribute effectively to the protection of the environment.

Speaking at a presentation to the World Wide Fund for Nature South Pacific (WWF SPPO), ASCO Motors chief executive, Abdul Hafiz reaffirmed their commitment.

The Nabua-based company presented over $4,000 to WWF SPPO, the funding to go towards tree replanting initiatives in the Macuata province for land care activities in coastal/riverbank rehabilitation, and nursery developments.

WWF in a statement said the decline in indigenous tree numbers is a concern for Fiji and tree replanting programs are widely encouraged.

Ascor Motors Regional Parts and Service Manager South Seas, Richard Rahiman, said their eco-plan is aligned to the Bridgestone Environmental Mission to help a healthy environment for current and future generations.

 "One may ask ‘why planting trees?’ – the world manufactures over one billion tyres annually and the major raw material used is natural rubber which comes from a single species of tree called Heveabrasiliensis, the rubber tree,” said Rahiman.

He said since so many trees are cut to extract the rubber, replenishing these trees to sustain the environment is a priority.

By Ropate Valemei


Rabi Island to get own ice plant
Agriculture sector performing below par: Whiteside

Bookmark and Share

Lift ban on flights, Fiji to Solomons GovtFijiís Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the responsibility to resolve the ongoing airline dispute between the two countries lies with the Solomons Government.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
Only call details given to police in 670 cases: VFVodafone Fiji says it provided call details in 670 cases to police on the production of a search warrant or court order, but does not listen to or record calls, and could not provide such information.
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
Tawai beat Oceania Champs totalFiji weightlifter Tevita Tawai achieved a snatch of 115 and the best clean and jerk, in group B, with a score of 165 equalling a combined total of 280, leaving him a comfortable third in the group on day four of the Commonwealth Games.
5 Seconds of Summer announce Aust, NZ showsHot on the heels of selling out two shows at Londonís iconic Wembley Arena, the chart-topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first-ever headline Australian and New Zealand arena shows, touring in support of their recently released self-titled #1 smash hit debut album.