(BGO) – The People’s Committee of Bac Giang city launched a “Tree Planting Festival in commemoration of Uncle Ho” at the Xuong Giang relic site in Xuong Giang ward on February 2 (the sixth day of the Lunar New Year).
Secretary of the provincial Bac Giang Party Committee Bui Van Hai and other participants plant a tree at the Xuong Giang relic site. Photo: Do Quyen.
The festival launching ceremony saw the participation of Bui Van Hai, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People’s Council; Nguyen Thanh Quat – a revolutionary veteran, former member of the Party Central Committee, former Secretary of the provincial Ha Bac Party Committee; Than Van Khoa, Vice Permanent Secretary of the provincial Party Committee; Nguyen Van Linh, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee; and other officials and representatives of provincial departments and agencies.
The participants planted 50 trees at the Xuong Giang relic site and a convalescent centre for those who had contributed to the nation’s revolution. Following the launching ceremony, People’s Committees of wards and communes in Bac Giang city also embarked on the plantation of trees at zoned off areas, along streets and in their office campuses.
From now until February 10, Bac Giang city hopes to plant 300 trees, thereby raising the local greenery coverage from 15 sq.m. per capita at present to 18 sq.m. per capita by 2020.
Vice Permanent Chairman of the provincial Bac Giang People’s Committee Lai Thanh Son plants a tree at the Truc Lam Phuong Hoang Zen Monastery. Photo: Van Thuong.
*The same day, Vice Permanent Chairman of the provincial Bac Giang People’s Committee Lai Thanh Son attended a similar event at the Truc Lam Phuong Hoang Zen Monastery in Nham Son commune, Yen Dung district.
The event attracted more than 400 local cadres, residents and students. They planted 410 trees such as bo de (Ficus religiosa), dai (Plumeria rubra L. var. acutifolia (Poir.) Bailey), ngoc lan (Michelia champaca), thong (Pinus nigra), and phuong (Delonix regia) in the campus of the monastery.
After the launching ceremony, the People’s Committee of Yen Dung district will continue to expand the “Tree Planting Festival” to communes, towns and agencies. The district expects to grow 90ha of protective forests and another 150,000 trees in 2017.
*On February 2 morning, the People’s Committee of Viet Yen district also launched the tree planting campaign at the district’s Military Command in Duc Quang hamlet of Bich Dong town.
At the launching ceremony, the district People’s Committee asked local agencies, communes and towns to base on their specific situations to work out communication plans, encouraging officials and residents to respond to the tree planting campaign and protect the environment.
Viet Yen district’s Division of Agriculture and Rural Development will instruct localities and agencies in cultivation techniques and introduced sources of high-quality seedlings. It will also coordinate with the Military Command to examine, care for and manage the planted trees.
Following the ceremony, the participants planted 106 trees, including bang Dai Loan (Terminalia mantaly), muong (Cassia siamea Lamarck), bang lang (Lagerstroemia speciosa), vu sua (Chrysophyllum cainito), nhan (Dimocarpus longan), sau (Dracontomelon duperreanum), and other tree species in the campus of the district’s Military Command’s Head Office./.