Tree planting - for a green Vietnam programme launch hinh anh 1

Bui Quang Huy, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, speaks at the lauch of “One million tree - For a green Vietnam” programme. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -  The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee in coordination with the Suntory Pepsico Vietnam Beverage Co.Ltd on June 29 launched a tree planting - for a green Vietnam programme in response to the Government’s programme on planting one billion trees by 2025.

The programme aims to raise awareness of union members, youth and people about the role of forests, forest protection, water resources protection, environmental protection issues and response to climate change. It is also expected to contribute to the restoration of watershed forests, development of trees, protection of the biosphere, protection, and regeneration of water sources.

The programme targets the planting and taking care of one million trees in watershed forests in areas often affected by natural disasters, storms, floods, landslides in the 2021 – 2025 period.

Activities will be organised to disseminate and raise awareness of union members and youth about the role and importance of watershed forests, such as the deployment of the green commitment campaign, launching a "million trees" photo contest and "million trees - for a green Vietnam" running event.

At the end of the programme, the Organising Board will conduct some events including visiting and learning about watershed forest ecosystem, animals and plants in the nature reserve.

Bui Quang Huy, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Chairman of the Vietnam Student Association, said this is a meaningful programme.

It does not only create conditions for Vietnamese youth to contribute to restoring watershed forests, developing trees, protecting the environment, and responding to climate change, but also helps popularise and improve the awareness and sense of responsibility of union members and youth about the role and importance of trees and forests, as well as the urgency of planting and protecting forests and protecting natural resources, he said.

Huy asked the youth unions at all levels to actively disseminate the message of the programme, focusing on the role of trees and forests on the living environment, negative impacts on the environment, and the urgency to plant, care for and protect the earth's “green lungs”. 

It is neccessary to call on union members and young people to register for "Green Commitment" and implement "Green Actions"; participate and spread information about the million green tree photo contest and continue to effectively implement the planting and care of trees in their locality, he said./.