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Insee launches another mangrove restoration project

10 October, 2021

Insee Cement recently launched its latest mangrove restoration project. This new initiative will work to restore 1 hectare of natural mangrove forest in the vicinity of the Searakkuliya lagoon, Aruvakkaru, in the Puttalam district.

The mangrove restoration project in Aruvakkaru is a new sustainability initiative by Insee.

The initial phase of the Aruvakkaru segment of the project will see between 1,500 and 2,000 new mangrove plants being introduced to the area over a period of 1 year, along with other ecological conservation activities.  

Organisation and Human Resource Director Chandana Wijayanama said, “At Insee, we are consistently striving to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Thus, we have instituted a comprehensive conservation and restoration umbrella that covers various areas of concern.

“The new mangrove restoration project at Aravakkaru is a part of the ‘water and biodiversity’ category of efforts of Insee, through which we envision a restored nation that is ecologically secure.

As the market leader in Sri Lanka for cement products, it is also our duty to lead the way in terms of sustainable development and conservation.

“In the same way that we strive for the highest standards in manufacturing, we also stand for maximum effort to safeguard our nation’s natural resources and biodiversity,” he said.

Insee’s environmental sustainability projects are divided under four main pillars which include restoration, conservation and rehabilitation projects for the following areas: quarry land, mangrove habitats, rainforests and coral reefs.