Deputy Speaker and Valenzuela City 2nd District Representative Eric M. Martinez, along with officials of NLEX Corporation and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) spearheaded the planting of 3,181 saplings at the Harbor Link Interchange. This project aims to contribute to cleaner air and healthier ecology along the expressway.
Saplings of Bougainvillea, Igem Dagat, and Palawan Cherry are among those planted within the cloverleaves of the said interchange to help reduce carbon emissions from vehicles plying the NLEX.
Martinez said that he envisions the NLEX to be the greenest highway, not only in the country but in the whole world. The greening initiative also intends to strengthen the parties’ commitment in reversing the effects of climate change not just in the country, but in the world.
NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that their duty lies not only in making travel easier and more convenient for economic growth but also to do it in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The “#GreeNLEX: Greening the NLEX,” has been ongoing since 2006 and is a vital part of the tollway company’s corporate social responsibility program.