State President Tran Duc Luong launched a traditional New Year tree-planting program in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on February 6, calling on the public to further support afforestation efforts in the country.
|President Tran Duc Luong plants a tree in Thai Nguyen (Photo: SGGP)|
The President noted that late President Ho Chi Minh used to launch the New Year tree-planting drive nationwide. Tree planting and afforestation movements have constantly developed and achieved good results, Mr. Luong said.
The President then held talks with officials and locals of Thai Nguyen Province. He asked the provincial authorities to pay more attention to improving the local people’s living conditions, especially those in the former revolutionary bases in the province.
He also urged representatives of Thai Nguyen to develop agriculture along with animal husbandry and forestry, and to accelerate industrialization so that the province can soon become part of the northern key economic region.