Hanoi Protestants contribute to environmental protection hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has called on the Hanoi Evangelical Church (HEC) to join hands in environmental protection, thereby building a green and modern city.

At a working session with the HEC on November 25, the official said Hanoi is stepping up efforts in environmental protection, such as investing in facilities for waste collection and treatment, and planting more trees under a plan to grow one million trees in the next five years.

Chung acknowledged contributions made by the Christian community in Hanoi in general and the HEC in particular to the capital city’s development over the years.

Extending his best wishes to the HEC as well as local Protestants on the occasion of the centennial of the HEC last October and the upcoming Christmas, the official promised that departments and agencies in Hanoi will do their best to help the Protestant community enjoy merry and peaceful holidays.

For his part, Lead Pastor Bui Quoc Phong informed that the HEC has recently participated in a workshop on environmental protection held by the city administration.

He proposed the municipal People’s Committee allow Protestant followers to take care of greenery near the HEC’s headquarters and their residential areas, adding that the HEC has encouraged the religious followers to contribute to keeping the city clean, such as putting out garbage at the designated place and time or cleaning up roads and alleys.

The Pastor voiced his hope that the committee will create optimal conditions for the HEC to organise a music gala to celebrate the upcoming Christmas.-VNA