More 500 cherry blossom trees planted in Hanoi

Saturday, 2018-03-10 18:10:08
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NDO – As many as 500 cherry blossom trees were planted at the Hoa Binh (Peace) Park in Hanoi on March 10, as part of the activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties.

The event was held by Japanese retail AEON Group in response to a project to plant one million green trees in the capital city.

Speaking at the event, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda emphasised that the planting of 500 cherry blossom trees in Hanoi is not only among the activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries but also significantly contributes to cleaning the environment.

He also expressed his hope that the trees would grow well, turning Hoa Binh Park into an attractive place for people to relax.

Chairman of Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that, one year ago, the first trees presented by the AEON Group were planted in the park. They are flourishing and growing well, which proves the continuous development of the friendship and partnership between Vietnam and Japan in general, and Hanoi – AEON Group in particular.

Chairman of Hanoi municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaking at the event (Credit:

The planting of cherry blossom trees will raise public awareness of protecting environment, contributing to improving the quality of their lives.

Since 2014, the AEON Environmental Foundation has planted nearly 100,000 green trees in Thua Thien – Hue province and Hanoi.