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

HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.