Vice President Thinh plants trees in Cao Bang

Tuesday, 2017-12-26 10:48:47
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attends the Tree Planting Ceremony for the "One Million Tree for Vietnam" Programme. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh paid a working visit to the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang and planted trees under the “One Million Tree Fund for Vietnam” programme there on December 26.

During her trip to Cao Bang, the State leader visited and worked in Duc Long commune, Hoa An district.

The commune leaders reported to Thinh, the local socio-economic development. Accordingly, despite being an agricultural locality, Duc Long’s average income per capita reached VND24 million per person per year. There are 11.5% of poor households and 18.5% of near-poor households in the commune. It has achieved 14 out of all 19 criteria for new rural area development.

Thinh praised the achievements of Duc Long commune and expressed her hope that local authorities and people in the commune would continue to unite and facilitate production and improve the material and spiritual life. She also asked the provincial and district leaders to support Duc Long to in regards to socio-economic development and security and defence.

On the occasion, Vice President Thinh presented gifts to Duc Long Commune and handed over 50 presents to disadvantaged households in the commune.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents gifts to Duc Long commune, Hoa An district, Cao Bang province. (Credit: VNA)

On the same day, Thinh joined the launching of the "1 Million Tree for Vietnam" programme organised by Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) and Vietnam Environment Administration in Pac Bo special national relic, Ha Quang district.

The programme will plant 80,722 trees, including cypress, pine, cherry and acacia worth nearly VND900 million in Pac Bo with the desire to add green colour to the revolutionary relic, thereby promoting the national tradition of "drinking water, remembering its source," along with the preservation of the country's natural beauty for future generations.

The 1 million tree programme aims to grow more trees for local communities throughout the country to improve the living environment. Since 2012, the programme has planted trees in 20 provinces and cities across the country with a total of 480,722 trees valued at an estimated VND7 billion.

Earlier the same day, Thinh and her delegation offered incense and flowers in commemorating President Ho Chi Minh at his temple in Pac Bo complex.