H Savy Insurance (HSI) and Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) signs a memorandum of understanding to reopen the Morne Seychellois nature trail.
Under the agreement, HSI will contribute SCR 250,000 towards the work to re-establish the trail on the highest peak in the country.
The MOU was signed by the Minister for Environment, Agriculture, Climate Change and Energy, CEO of SNPA and General Manager of HSI, during a small ceremony at the Botanical Garden, on Thursday 22nd April.
In his address at the signing ceremony the General Manager of H Savy Insurance, Mr Lambert Woodcock pointed out that the project was initiated last year, to coincide with the company’s 25th anniversary celebration, but was delayed in view of the COVID-19 situation.
“However, now that the country has started to see some tourism recovery, we’ve found it an opportune time to finalise the project and issue the donation towards SNPA”, said Mr Woodcock.
“We hope that the re-opening of the nature trail will be a great benefit to the local community, who enjoys hiking, as well as visitors and allow them to discover and appreciate our cultural heritage,” added Mr Woodcock.
On his part the Minister responsible for Environment Mr Flavien Joubert, commended HSI on the partnership and encouraged other members from the private sector to continue to support such causes even after the cancellation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Tax.
The Minister also took the opportunity to remind the public to make proper use of the trail once it is re-opened, as litter remains a major concern along most nature trails in the country.
The MOU signing ceremony between HSI and SNPA coincided with Earth Day, which was also celebrated on the 22nd of April, under the theme “Restore our Earth”.