|Some 100 trees have been planted at the Trần Thái Tông – Phạm Văn Bách junction in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District in honour of Finland’s centenary of independence (December 6, 1917 - 2017). — Photo nguoihanoi.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Some 100 trees have been planted at the Trần Thái Tông – Phạm Văn Bách junction in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District in honour of Finland’s centenary of independence (December 6, 1917 - 2017).
To mark the event, a tree planting ceremony was held on Saturday by the Hà Nội People’s Committee and Finnish Embassy in Việt Nam.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the capital People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung thanked the embassy for its initiative of giving 100 trees to the capital city.
He noted the trees are likely to become a symbol of Việt Nam– Finland relations in the capital and help the city move closer to its goals of growing 1 million trees.
Earlier, the ceremony schedule was announced at a press conference held by the Finnish Embassy to release its activities marking Finland’s 100 years of independence in Hà Nội.
According to Finnish Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto, the embassy will work with three Vietnamese partners to organise a series of forestry-related events. Finland is famous for its forest resources, and forestry is a long-time cooperation area between the two countries, with joint projects first recorded in the 1990s.
As heard at the press conference, on November 24, the embassy together with Actionaid Vietnam held a workshop on planted forests and timber trade.
On November 27, a ceremony is set to take place, announcing the issuance of a forest resources monitoring system by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The system is part of a project on developing a data system of forestry management, which is sponsored by the Vietnamese and Finnish governments. — VNS