Fund helps grow trees around Dien Bien Phu
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A fund has been established, called "One Million Trees for Vietnam", that has gone to plant 40,000 trees around several historical sites at Dien Bien Phu.

These activities are part of a series of projects in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historical victory at Dien Bien Phu.


“One Million Green Tree Fund” launched in Dien Bien Province

The tree-planting programme drew the participation of several high-ranking officials and other well-known figures, including Nguyen Hanh Phuc, member of Central Party Committee and chairman of the National Assembly’s Office, Pham The Bao, an official from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Bui Thu Huong, Vinamilk’s External Affairs director. Vo Hanh Phuc, daughter of the late General Vo Nguyen Giap, and Miss Vietnam 2010, Ngoc Han.

With the help of local residents and hundreds of local young volunteers, 40,000 green trees were planted on Doc Lap Hill as well as several other historical sites in Dien Bien Province.


Thousands of trees planted

Bui Thi Huong said, “The programme's goal is to improve the living environment in this area."

According to Huong, the fund has helped launch similar programmes in 10 other localities across Vietnam so far.Tran Phong, an official from MoNRE’s Vietnam Environment Administration, acted as a member of the managing board.

He said, “The programme is important because it fosters respect and protection of the environment. We hope that the result will be more awareness and creative solutions to living a green lifestyle."

Between 2012 and 2013, the fund helped plant nearly 100,000 trees in 10 cities and provinces nationwide. This year they intend to plant between 120,000 and 150,000 more.

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