Hanoi comes alive as workers are busy adorning the city with colourful lights, flowers and trees to create a buzzing atmosphere for the Year of the Horse.

The last lights and flower pots are being installed on the path of Sword Lake in the heart of the city.

According to Vice General Director of the Hanoi Park and Tree Company Nguyen Hoa Hop, the company has prepared a huge number of flowers and ornamental trees along Hanoi’s streets and crossroads, which will be on display until February 9.

Broken light bulbs have been replaced, and new festooned lights have also been installed on main streets, public places as well as large buildings across the city.

The municipal people’s committee has directed related agencies to check sanitation, especially in central districts and public places.

Sanitation workers are on duty to collect a large amount of rubbish during the festive holiday, which is forecast to be half as much as on normal days.

As many as 47 Tet flower markets will open for citizens to enjoy the joyful moments and buy home flowers to decorate their houses for Tet.

The electricity sector was also asked to keep a stable power supply during the nine-day holiday.-VNA