December 8, 2021
LNG industry leader plants 10,000 trees to raise awareness of coastal and environmental concerns.
The Woodlands, TX – Excelerate Energy (Excelerate), a U.S.-based LNG company, organized a tree planting initiative on November 17, 2021 at Zero Point, Moheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar. Excelerate employees, with the help of the local community, business leaders, and officials, planted 10,000 mangroves across two acres of land to help raise environmental and climate awareness as well as protect the island from coastal erosion.
Habib Bhuiyan, Country Manager for Excelerate Bangladesh, was present along with representatives from Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited, Gas Transmission Company Limited, Bangladesh Coast Guard, Forest Department, local administration, and the fishing community.
“Our goal for this initiative was to help conserve the coastal environment as well as inspire action across the local community,” said Habib Bhuiyan. “We’re committed to the long-term success of the communities where we operate and want to have a positive impact Bangladesh and its coastal community through our continued support and volunteerism.”
Consistent with Excelerate’s core values (Stewardship, Accountability, Improvement, and Leadership) and Corporate Social Responsibility focus areas of health, education, and climate, the company conducted various charitable activities across Bangladesh over the past year. Excelerate provided food to 1,500 fishermen and their families, 1,500 backpacks to local schools in Moheshkhali and most recently, a joint donation of medical supplies with the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council and Project C.U.R.E.
Since 2018, Excelerate has provided clean, reliable energy to Bangladesh through its two FSRUs located offshore in the Bay of Bengal. Excelerate’s Moheshkhali Floating LNG (MLNG) terminal was the country’s first LNG import facility and helps Bangladesh meet its growing energy needs.
For more information about Excelerate, the company’s core values, mission, or projects, visit ExcelerateEnergy.com.