Speaking at the event, the academy’s Vice Political Commissar Major General Le Thanh Long said that the festival was one of the practical activities in response to the government’s program of planting one million trees, themed “For a green Vietnam.”

The academy's representatives joining the event

Apart from improving eco-environment in general and troops’ living and working environment in particular, the festival was also to educate troops about the tradition and humane significance of tree-planting of the Vietnamese people, thus raising their awareness of and responsibility in planting and taking care of trees.

The academy’s vice political commissar asked agencies and units to continue raising the effectiveness of education and information dissemination work and encourage their cadres, staff, instructors, cadets, and troops to plant and take care of trees. 

As planned, from February 12 to 20, the academy will plant more than 3,000 trees of different kinds on its campus and training ground.

The same day, the Quang Ninh provincial Military Command launched a similar festival. After the event, the unit’s personnel planted around 1,400 trees of different kinds.

The Quang Ninh provincial Military Command's personnel planting trees

As reported, together with planting trees, the province’s armed forces have actively participated in tree planting activities of localities where they are stationed. They have also cooperated with local party committees, authorities, and forces to conduct fire prevention and extinguishing and regularly organize information dissemination activities to mobilize local people to strictly observe the law on forest protection and development.

In Binh Dinh province, Youth’s Chapter of the Binh Dinh provincial Border Guard Command, in collaboration with local businesses, launched an emulation movement to welcome the 12th National Youth Congress and a tree planting festival on February 12.

The event was one of the practical activities to educate troops about environmental protection and affirm youth’s responsibility and determination to make contribution to national building and sovereignty protection.

The Binh Dinh provincial Border Guard Command presenting national flags to fishermen

After the launch ceremony, more than 50 troops and youth planted 100 trees of different kinds in Nhon Ly Border Post’s campus. They also presented 100 national flags to local fishermen, contributing to encouraging them to firmly protecting national sea and islands.

Translated by Tran Hoai