Hanoi to hold referendum on removal of 1,300 trees

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai this morning said that the city would hold a referendum on removal of over 1,300 trees from Pham Van Dong street for building ring road no.3 in the city.

Mr. Hoang Trung Hai replies to press questions on June 5th, 2017 (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Hoang Trung Hai replies to press questions on June 5th, 2017 (Photo: SGGP)

Replying to press questions on the sideline of a National Assembly session this morning, Mr. Hai said that the city will make a public announcement about results of the opinion poll.
Answering the public question that Hanoi has chopped down too many trees unnecessarily for the construction of Ha Dong-Cat Linh urban railway project, Mr. Hai said that managers and technicians must work together to consider optimal design for the project.
Mr. Hai committed to keeping a close eye on chopping down and removing the trees.
Hanoi’s urban development motto is ‘green, clean, beautiful and preserving’ and the city has issued a resolution on environment. Trees will not be removed unless it is irresistible for infrastructure development projects, he affirmed.

By ANH PHUONG – Translated by Hai Mien

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