The tree planting programme “For a green Vietnam” 2015 was launched on March 22 in the Ben En national park, Nhu Thanh district in the central province of Thanh Hoa, by the Canon Vietnam Company and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This is the fifth year the programme has been implemented in the Ben En national park with 100 hectares of special purpose forest.

Addressing the event, General Director of Canon Vietnam Soma Katsuyoshi said he hopes the programme will encourage young Vietnamese to raise their awareness of environmental protection.

Inaugurated in 2010, "For a green Vietnam" has thus far developed and planted 140 hectares of protective forest across the country.-VNA