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Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi plans to plant about 45,000 trees along Thang Long Avenue, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, stated Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at his meeting with voters in Hoan Kiem district on August 15.

The tree planting will help green up the city from Ba Vi outlying district to the National Convention Centre, Chung said.

According to him, in the short term, around 20,000 trees will be planted.

The capital city hopes to make a progress in managing trees in 12 inner districts, including a plan to grow one million new trees by 2020. To achieve the target, the city has consulted scientists and relevant offices about which types of trees should be planted.

Thang Long Avenue has the length of 30km and the width of 140m for six lanes of vehicles.

It connects Hanoi’s inner part with satellite urban areas, such as Xuan Mai, Mieu Mon, and Son Tay, and tourist sites, including Ba Vi, Suoi Hai, and the Vietnam Ethnic Cultural Village. With its one end at Ho Chi Minh National Highway, it also links Hanoi with other localities.-VNA