Tree-planting campaign in Hanoi

VOV.VN - On February 4, a ceremony was held in Tay Ho district, Hanoi to kick off a greening-up campaign in honour of the late President Ho Chi Minh.

In his remarks, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai recalled that 57 years ago, President Ho Chi Minh planted trees at the local Thong Nhat park, since then making the activity a green festival of the entire nation every Spring.

He highlighted Hanoi's effort to take the lead in urbanization and industrialization, which have posed environmental issues and underlined the need to promote afforestation and tree planting along road sides as well as around office buildings, residential areas, schools, and individual houses.

The municipal leader said it is essential to raise public awareness on tree protection.

According to Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, the capital city is aiming to grow more than 430,000 trees this year and one million trees between 2016 and 2020.

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