Young Lao people visit Ly Son island district hinh anh 1Square-fruit almond tree (Source: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – A delegation of young people from the Lao provinces of Champasak and Khammouane has visited Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai.

They took part in planting 100 square almond trees, which have the name due to the distinct square-shaped fruit they produce , along the beach near Chua Hang area to green up the locality.

Phoutthadeth Noryanxana, a delegation representative, said the tree-planting activity contributed to fostering the friendship between Laos and Vietnam during her first visit to scenic Ly Son.

Deputy Secretary of the provincial youth union Nguyen Hoang Hiep said his association has chosen Ly Son as a destination for exchange activities based on its strategic position as well as wishes from the Lao delegation.

Joining social activities and exchange experience with international friends will help local youth become more active, he noted.

Ly Son island, a tranquil destination 30km off Quang Ngai's coast, is home to about 2,100 residents. Most make their living by fishing and farming garlic and spring onions.

It is homeland of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) flotilla soldiers, who sacrificed their lives to safeguarding national sovereignty.-VNA