Updated  
February, 03 2014 20:49:00

Party leader launches New Year with symbolic tree planting

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and representatives of sectors plant a banyan tree on Dong Vang hill in the capital city's Ba Vi District. — Photo Tri Dung

HA NOI (VNS) — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong, launched the Lunar New Year by planting trees in Hanoi's outlying district of Ba Vi on February 3, the fourth day of the traditional Tet holiday.

The event was to mark the 84 th founding anniversary of the CPV and 45 years since late President Ho Chi Minh planted a banyan tree on Dong Vang hill, Vat Lai commune to celebrate the first day of the Year of the Rooster 1969.

The tree, which represented the beginning of a national planting campaign, has now become a cultural relic site.

Talking with local residents, Party chief Trong noted his pleasure that the district Party Committee and locals have followed Ho Chi Minh's appeal for forestation, which has been developed into an annual mass campaign.

As the country is on a path towards industrialisation and modernisation led by Hanoi , the tending, protection and planting of trees are crucial, he said.

Ba Vi district's acreage of forest land now accounts for 25 percent of its total area and some 40 percent of the city's total forest area. — VNA/VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.