Hanoi welcoming second sakura tree planting event

March 10, 2018 | 14:10
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On March 10, the second sakura tree planting event was held in Hoa Binh Peace Park by the AEON Environment Foundation as part of environment conservation activities in the capital, including the "Hanoi One-million Tree Planting Project."
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200 volunteers joined the sakura planting process

Specifically, the saplings were grown from seeds using a variety of cherry trees from the city of Fukuoka, which shares a similar climate with Hanoi. With the intent of ensuring the saplings can adapt to the local environment in Hanoi, 200 volunteers planted 500 saplings at the event.

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Kunio Umeda, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, gave a speech at the sakura planting event

Additionally, the planting event was designed as a certified commemoration project by the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.

Iwamura Yasutsugu, general director of AEON Mall Vietnam, stated that with the vision of faciliating a dynamic and exciting community in Vietnam, AEON Mall Vietnam is committed to harness their capabilities and experiences to create a modern and green lifestyle for Hanoi residents.

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Volunteers and their children learnt how to plant a sakura sapling

Yasutsugu further added that "having brought Japan's most iconic plant to Hanoi, we hope to make the city more beautiful with the elegance and purity of sakura flowers."

Previously in March 2017, the Japanese shopping mall developer also planted 200 sakura trees at Hoa Binh Peace Park.

AEON Environmental Foundation, founded in 1990, has conducted numerous environmental and social conservation activities, including supporting and funding groups which undertake environmental activities like tree planting in Japan and overseas.

By Sam Luong

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