Hanoi plants 100 trees to mark Finland’s 100 years of independence hinh anh 1Chairman of the capital People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (left, in dark blue coat) and Finish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto (centre, wearing scarf) water a tree at the ceremony in Hanoi on November 25 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi People’s Committee and Finish Embassy in Vietnam organised a tree planting ceremony at the Tran Thai Tong – Pham Van Bach junction in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district on November 25.

One hundred trees were planted at the junction in honour of Finland’s centenary of independence (December 6, 1917 - 2017).

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the capital People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung thanked the embassy for its initiative of giving 100 trees to Hanoi.

He noted the trees are likely to become a symbol of Vietnam – Finland relations in the capital and help Hanoi move closer to its goals of growing one million trees.

Earlier, the ceremony schedule was announced at a press conference held by the Finish Embassy to release its activities marking Finland’s 100 years of independence in Hanoi.

According to Finish Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto, the embassy would work with three Vietnamese partners to organise a series of forestry-related events. He said Finland is famous for its forest resources, adding that forestry is a long-time cooperation area between the two countries, with joint projects first recorded in the 1990s.

As heard at the press conference, on November 24, the embassy together with Actionaid Vietnam held a workshop on planted forests and timber trade.

On November 27, a ceremony was set to take place, announcing the issuance of a forest resources monitoring system by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The system is part of a project on developing a data system of forestry management, which is sponsored by the Vietnamese and Finish governments.-VNA