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EACOP sign MoU with Water Ministry

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 12, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) signed an MoU with the Ministry of Water and Environment to cooperate on various conservation initiatives in the 10 Districts traversed by the Pipeline.

As part of this cooperation, EACOP is also joining the Running Out of Trees (ROOTS) campaign. In joining this campaign, EACOP will work with an implementing partner to plant trees on land belonging to schools, churches, the Bunyoro and Buganda Kingdoms, and other institutional landowners with a focus on indigenous and fruit trees across the 10 EACOP host districts.

This is in line with its commitments under the EACOP Uganda Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). Martin Tiffen, Managing Director, EACOP, stated that EACOP is very pleased to be joining the ROOTS campaign, which is fully in line with our commitments to environmental and biodiversity protection & off-setting, as well as positively engaging with institutions and communities in the vicinity of our activities. Alfred Okot Okidi, Permanent Secretary, MWE welcomed EACOP to the campaign.

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