Youths in Da Nang plant casuarina trees (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – Many provinces and cities across Vietnam, on February 25, simultaneously held the annual New Year tree planting festival, initiated by the late President Ho Chi Minh in 1960.

In the northern province of Bac Ninh, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and provincial authorities launched the festival, planting close to 57,000 trees. The province aims to 200,000 trees of different kinds in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee used the green event to kick off its 2018 month of youth in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, which spotlighted innovation and startups. On the day, local youths bedded out casuarina trees over 5 hectares of land, inaugurated a youth garden, and joined environmental cleaning activities along beaches and residential areas.

A similar launch of the youth month and tree-planting festival took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang with the participation of 800 young people. The day saw 5,000 pine trees planted along coastal Nguyen Tat Thanh road in Thanh Khe district.

The central province of Nghe An also held a similar ceremony at the local national historical site Truong Buong to join the youth and tree-planting activities.-VNA