National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan join others to plant ​the Ban flower trees presented by Dien Bien province. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on February 28 joined others to plant 40 Ban flower trees at the area of the NA House, which is located in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

The trees are the present of the Party Committee, authority and people of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien to late President Ho Chi Minh.  

Addressing the ceremony, NA Chairwoman Ngan highly valued Dien Bien province’s present in the context that the entire nation is responding to the annual tree planting festival.

Tran Van Son, Secretary of the Dien Bien province Party Committee, said Ban flowers (scientifically known as Bauhinia Variegata) have links with the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954), which ended the French colonial rule in Vietnam, as they bloomed during the campaign.

The annual New Year tree planting festival was initiated by late President Ho Chi Minh in 1960.-VNA