|Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam Umeda Kunio, Chairman of the Japan – Việt Nam Friendship Association’s chapter in Chukyo, Meada Toshimichi, presented 100 cherry tree to Bắc Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Thai Hung|
BẮC NINH — As many as 100 Japanese cherry trees were planted in Nguyễn Văn Cừ Park, Bắc Ninh City of the northern province of Bắc Ninh on Wednesday.
The trees were presented by the Japan – Việt Nam Friendship Association’s chapter in Chukyo region of Japan.
Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam Umeda Kunio, Chairman of the Association Meada Toshimichi and representatives of the province participated in the event which took place on the occasions of the locality’s 185th founding anniversary and 20-year re-establishment celebration.
The Japanese project to grow cherries in Việt Nam has been underway since 2012, and so far over 1,000 trees have been grown in the Southeast Asian country, said Japanese Ambassador Umeda Kunio, adding that it will carry on until one million trees are planted.
He also expressed his hope that the cultivation of Japanese cherries in Việt Nam would help to develop friendly bilateral relations of the two countries in general as well as between Bắc Ninh Province and Chukyo region in particular.
Bắc Ninh is an attractive destination for international businesses, including Japan. Japanese firms have implemented 73 projects worth US$1.3 billion in the locality. —VNS