|Local residents planting trees Phước Trường communal housing in Đà Nẵng City's Sơn Trà District, as part of the ‘One Million Trees Plantation’ project. The project aims to grow one million trees in Đà Nẵng, Hà Nội and HCM CIty from 2020-30. Photo courtesy of Lê Phan Quang Ninh|
ĐÀ NẴNG — The 'One Million Trees Plantation' project, delayed by COVID-19, has resumed in the Phước Trường communal house park. It is the fourth park in Đà Nẵng that has had trees planted in, to provide a ‘green’ shadow for the community and to reduce air pollution.
The project, which was raised by the community, businesses and organisations for plantation at public parks in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and HCM City since 2019, was delayed for months due to social distancing regulations and lockdown.
GreenViet hopes that more green gardens will be built in the three cities with funding from communities, local people and businesses, to help clear air pollution in the three most crowded cities.
It said funds for the ‘One Million Trees Plantation’ project was donated from an UpRace community challenge, organised by Tech giant VNG.
Each kilometre from the race’s attendees will fetch donations of at least VNĐ1,000 from sponsoring companies in raising funds for NGOs, Newborns Vietnam, Operation Smile Vietnam, Saigon Children’s Charity, and GreenViet. More than VNĐ9 billion (US$387,000) has been raised so far.
Đà Nẵng has planned total funds of US$4.4 million for conservation, forest protection and afforestation as well as establishing new reserves on 43,722ha by 2030.
The European Union (EU) has agreed to fund a biodiversity protection and environmental sustainability project in Đà Nẵng from 2020-23, with total funding of 650,000 euros.
GreenViet said the ‘One Million Trees Plantation’ project will be completed in 2030.— VNS