Some 30,000 saplings are being planted around the country under a Unilever programme called “Ươm mầm xanh” (Germinate green seeds). — Photo courtesy of Unilever Vietnam
HCM CITY — From now through next February some 30,000 saplings will be planted around the country under a Unilever programme called “Ươm mầm xanh” (Germinate green seeds).
The programme was inaugurated in Hà Nội last Saturday and in HCM City on Sunday by the company’s Lifebuoy and OMO Matic brands in collaboration with the Central Children’s Council.
It is part of a campaign called “Phủ Xanh Việt Nam” (Cover Việt Nam with Green) developed by the company and its partners to encourage the planting of saplings in Việt Nam.
Besides, 10 playgrounds will be built for children with swings, slides, see-saws, and other items made from recycled materials.
Localities with a high population density, lack of green space and shortage of playgrounds such as Hà Nội, HCM City and the provinces of Quảng Ninh, Phú Thọ Đồng Nai, Bình Dương, and Tây Ninh will get priority.
Ngô Tú Linh, brand manager at Unilever Vietnam, said the company wants to contribute to increasing green spaces, and make local people aware of the importance of protecting trees and the environment.
Vietnamese cities like Hà Nội and HCM City are among the most polluted in the region, she said.
“Green areas with trees could help people get fresh air and reduce air pollution.” — VNS