The northwestern province of Dien Bien has become the 11th destination of a programme to plant one million trees for Vietnam with a ceremony held in Thanh Nua commune on July 31.

Following the launching ceremony, 40,000 trees were planted at the Doc Lap (Independence) Cemetery in the commune and other localities in the province.

The “One million trees for Vietnam ”programme was started in 2012 by the Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk).

In the last two years, nearly 100,000 trees were planted in 10 provinces and cities under the programme. An additional 120,000 – 150,000 are expected to take root this year under the programme.-VNA