Additional 1,000 cherry blossom trees planted in Hanoi park

The Hanoi People's Committee and Japan's AEON Group planted 1,000 more cherry blossom trees in Hoa Binh Park on February 23, raising the total cherry blossom trees here to 1,700.

Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umedia joined the tree planting activity.

In order to turn Hoa Binh into a well-known cherry blossom park, an AEON representative said 800 trees will be planted by 250 volunteers from the group, partner companies and universities across the city. Nearly 100 volunteers from Japan's Mizuho bank � Hanoi branch will plant another 200 trees. Speaking at the event, Chairman Chung expressed thanks to the Japanese Ambassador, AEON executives and volunteers for their support for the activity, contributing to building Hoa Binh Park into a symbol of Vietnam � Japan friendship.

He said the first cherry blossom trees at the park, which were planted in spring 2017, are in bloom in spring 2019, earlier than schedule, boding well for AEON Group and Hanoi.

Chung firmly believed that ties between Vietnam and Japan, and between Hanoi and AEON Group will further thrive.

Executive Director of the AEON Environment Foundation Naoki Hayashi said AEON attaches importance to tree planting and protection. Since 2010, the group has planted 75,000 trees in the Central province of Thua Thien-Hue, 15,000 ones in Ba Vi National Park in 2014, and 1,700 cherry blossom trees so far in Hoa Binh park.

The cherry blossom tree planting ceremony in Hoa Binh Park was launched in 2017.

Source: People's Army Newspaper