The tree planting launching ceremony took place on the morning of March 26rd at the area of the Bien Ho suspension bridge (village 4, Bien Ho commune, Pleiku city) is one of the main events in the series of events of Tien Phong Marathon 2021.

200 young pine trees with a height from 1.5 - 2 meters will be planted, thereby conveying the message of the “Dream of the jungle” for a green Vietnam, responding to the call of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to plant 1 billion trees in the period from 2021 to 2025. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Vo Ngoc Thanh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of Gia Lai province said: “Tree planting and afforestation play an important role in contributing to improving the living environment and beautifying the natural landscape. From 2021 to 2025, In the 2021-2025 term, Gia Lai aims to plant 40,000 hectares of new forest, which increases the province's forest coverage to 47.75%.

The 62nd Tien Phong Marathon Organizing Committee and its companions donated 1.3 billion VND to Gia Lai province to plant trees./.