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To launch the tree-planting festival in the spring of 2018
(BNP) – On February 25th, Bac Ninh province in collaboration with Vietnam Farmer’s Union, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a ceremony to launch the tree-planting festival at Kinh Duong Vuong tomb and temple, in A Lu village, Dai Dong Thanh commune, Thuan Thanh district.
Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo Member, Standing Member of the Secretariat, Chairman of the Central Inspection Committee, and delegates planted trees at the Kinh Duong Vuong tomb.
Regarding to the delegates of Bac Ninh province, there were Mr. Nguyen Nhan Chien, Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Members; Mr. Nguyen Huu Quat, Standing Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Tu Quynh, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mrs. Nguyen Huong Giang, Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council and members of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Fatherland Front; leaders of departments, localities and a large number of local residents.
Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong and leaders offered incense at Kinh Duong Vuong Temple.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong stressed that the tree-planting festival has become a traditional, cultural beauty of the Vietnamese people in every spring. This very meaningful activity is not only for economic development, but also for the protection of human habitat and dealing with climate change, which has been a problem that countries are facing. Over the past 58 years, tree-planting festival has become a nationwide emulation movement. Particularly, the whole country has planted millions of trees, tending and protecting millions of hectares of forests so far.
On the occasion of Lunar New Year (February 9th 1967), Ho Chi Minh President visited and planted tree in Tam Son commune, Tu Son town. Since that historic event, following Uncle Ho, the movement of planting trees on the occasion of Tet has been yearly held in the whole province. Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong also suggested the Provincial Party Committee, authority, Fatherland Front, mass organizations to organize propaganda, education, raising awareness of planting trees, protecting forests, protecting the environment to the classes of people.
On behalf of provincial leaders, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Tu Quynh said, pursuing sustainable development, Bac Ninh always cares for environmental protection. For instance, tree planting has always been considered as an important task in the direction of all levels and agencies, and became a traditional feature of local people in the early days of spring. This festival is also a regular task and strived for a widespread movement of "all people and families plant tree", making important contribution to making Bac Ninh province a clean, beautiful centrally-governed city, which will be an attractive destination for people to live and work.
As soon as the ceremony finished, Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong and leaders of central agencies, leaders and people in the province together planted 100 trees in the area of Kinh Duong Vuong tomb.