On June 12, SMT Benin participated in the reforestation of one hectare on the occasion of Tree Day. This is an initiative of the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) of which SMT is a member.
In a village located in the district of Tokan in the Municipality of Abomey-Calavi, a crowd made up of women in charge of the daily management of the forest, children and those in charge of this area, reserved a heartwarming welcome for the members of Eurocham.
The captain responsible for water and forests of the municipality of Abomey-Calavi, who also coordinates the classified forest which hosted the initiative was present to welcome the delegation. He underlined that the forest domain extends over more than 50 hectares and each year, a massive reforestation exercise is organized over its entire extent. This activity is carried out by the villagers because the survival of the village depends essentially on the marketing of bundles of wood. Thus, it is necessary to systematically reforest so as not to cut trees in other areas. This planting is capital for the protection of the environment.
In a good-spirited atmosphere, the participants began the reforestation helped by the women of the village and other adolescents, they gave life to the young acacia plants that were planted. Espérance, Carmel and Carine represented SMT by participating with other European companies (Bolloré, CFAO, Siemens …) in this great initiative.
Congratulations to the teams for a great initiative!