The afforestation campaign “For a green Vietnam 2013” was launched at Ben En National Park in central Thanh Hoa province on March 16-17.

The event was jointly held by Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd, the provincial authorities and the national park, and saw the participation of 120 students and 100 Canon volunteers.

At the ceremony, General Director of Canon Vietnam Soma Katsuyoshi expressed his hope that the activity will improve the Vietnamese youth’s awareness of environmental protection and the significant role of forests.

During the three years implementing the campaign in the park, the total area of newly planted forest has reached 50 hectares.-VNA