Sat. May 18th, 2024

Nearly 200 employees from the Japan-invested Canon Vietnam Co. Ltd in
northern Bac Ninh province have joined hands with local young people in
planting trees for greener environment in the locality.

The
trees, planted in the compound of Tien Du district hospital and along
provincial road 278, were among the 5,000 trees Canon Vietnam has
presented to Bac Ninh province’s youth union in response to the latter’s
programme “Green Journey” 2013.

Deputy
Director General of Canon Vietnam Motohashi Michio said the trees are
the most valuable gifts for Vietnam ’s future bright development.

The “Green journey” is a meaningful activity as it looks towards a
green – clean – beautiful environment and a society with sustainable
development. It is also coupled with forest plantation and rubbish
collection.

The activity is seen as a follow-up of the national
tree-planting campaign launched early this year in recognition of the
importance and practical benefits that tree plantation brings to the
country especially in the context of climate change and environmental
pollution all over the world.

Tree planting has become an
annual event in every spring since President Ho Chi Minh initiated the
activity in 1959 as part of effort to raise people’s awareness of
protecting the environment.

According to the Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development, as many as 2.45 million hectares of
land have been covered with green trees over the past years, bringing
the total area with forests in the country to 40 percent in 2011 from 32
percent in 1998.-VNA

By vivian