Tree planting festival launched in HCM City

Tree planting festival in memory of  President Ho Chi Minh was held at Hung King's commemoration temple in the Ethnic Cultural and Historical Park in Ho Chi Minh City's District 9 on May 18.

Tree planting festival is organized in HCM City on May 18. (Photo: Sggp)

Tree planting festival is organized in HCM City on May 18. (Photo: Sggp)

The event also marks the 127th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's birthday.

Tree planting festival was launched for the first time by President Ho Chi Minh in 1960 and has become an annual traditional event in the country.

The city has planted 36,000 hectares of forest and agriculture, 17.27 percent of all forests in several years.

The local government plans to plant one million trees across the city in 2017,  covering a large number of hectares on forest land, parks, and along rivers and canals.

By THAI PHUONG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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