|Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân at a tree planting ceremony at the national trig point GPS 0001 in southern province of Cà Mau. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU – A tree planting ceremony was held at the national trig point GPS 0001 in Đất Mũi Commune, Ngọc Hiển District, the southernmost province of Cà Mau yesterday, in the presence of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
The event, jointly held by the Việt Nam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk), is part of a programme to plant one billion trees launched by the company.
Addressing the ceremony, MoNRE Deputy Minister Võ Tuấn Nhân said the programme aims to encourage different economic sectors to participate in environmental protection, especially in planting, managing and protecting trees, in order to improve air quality in cities and provinces.
It is hoped the trees planted in Cà Mau Province will help prevent coastal erosion and handle consequences caused by natural resources in the Mekong Delta, which is the country’s largest agricultural production centre.
Nearly 100,000 trees worth about VNĐ900 million (US$39,600) were planted at the national trig point and several coastal areas, in an effort to deal with drought and saltwater intrusion in the area.
Bùi Thị Hương, Vinamilk CEO, said that through the tree planting programme, her company aims to join hands with the society to improve and protect the living environment.
On this occasion, NA Chairwoman Ngân and leaders of Cà Mau Province presented 66,000 glasses of milk valued at $19,800 to more than 700 local students, together with 100 scholarships to students in difficult circumstances in the province. — VNA/VNS