Cannon Vietnam Co., Ltd on March 16 launched an afforestation campaign in Ben En National Park in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

The programme aims to enhance the youngsters’ awareness of environmental protection, said Director Soma Katsuyoshi.

Some 120 ha of protective forests have been replanted under the four-year-old project.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, more than 227,000 hectares of land nationwide were covered with trees in 2013.

The country aims to raise the rate of forest coverage to 41.5 percent this year.-VNA