STELCO commences ‘Rahfehi’ program; aims to plant 6,000 trees

STELCO launches its annual 'Rahfehi' program in Hulhumale' on February 14, 2022. (Photo/STELCO)

State Electric Company (STELCO) launches its annual ‘Rahfehi’ program from the company’s 50-megawatt powerhouse in Hulhumale’ on Monday – a program aimed at planting 6,000 trees. 

This year’s ‘Rahfehi’ program was inaugurated by Chair of Parliament’s Environment and Climate Change Committee, Hoarafushi MP Ahmed Saleem. He, STELCO’s Managing Director Hassan Mughnee, and Deputy Managing Director Dr. Ali Azwar planted palm trees to commence the program. 

Speaking at the ceremony to inaugurate the program, Saleem said that it was important that companies like STELCO take the initiative to conduct such programs, and encouraged the company to continue to plant trees. 

STELCO launches its annual 'Rahfehi' program in Hulhumale' on February 14, 2022. (Photo/STELCO)

Mughnee, in his speech, said that the program was inspired by a similar program initiated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.  

He said that STELCO aimed to involve all its employees and outlets in planting 6,000 trees under the program. 

STELCO launched its ‘Rahfehi’ program in response to the pledge made by President Solih to initiate a nation-wide tree planting program in Maldives during the first 100 days of his administration.  

This marks the fourth consecutive year for STELCO to conduct the program. 

STELCO has planted over 10,000 trees since it launched its ‘Rahfehi’ program in 2019. The company planted 2,000 trees in 2019, 3,000 trees in 2020, and 5,000 trees in 2021.