Jul 07, 2020 / 09:16

Hanoi plants around 67,700 trees in H1

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has paid special attention to developing greenery to improve micro-climate, architectural space and urban landscape.

Hanoi has planted around 67,700 trees in the first six months of 2020, Kinhtedothi.vn reported, citing a report by the municipal Department of Construction.

Since 2016, Hanoi has planted roughly 1.53 million trees, reaching 95.6% of the city’s plan, the department said, adding that Hanoi has planted 650 cherry blossom trees in Hoa Binh park, which are donated by AEONMALL Vietnam Co., Ltd. and 2,000 trees of Aslenium nidus brought from Ba Vi National Park.

 The system of trees on Vo Chi Cong street grows well. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn

According to the department, the work of planting and renovating the urban greenery system has basically completed, starting from the survey, design, planning, approval and execution.

The department also urged the People's Committees of districts and towns to inspect and supervise the tree caring work in their localities.

In anticipation of the upcoming storm season, the department has prepared a plan to deal with incidents of rotten and fallen trees.

The city continues to focus on managing, caring and pruning trees to ensure safety in the storm season and create beautiful landscapes.

For many years, the Hanoi city government has paid special attention to developing greenery to improve micro-climate, architectural space and urban landscape.

The enriched vegetation not only embellishes the urban landscape but also contributes to curbing air pollution, providing oxygen, and increasing humidity and air conditioning.

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Construction Hoang Cao Thang said that in 2020, the city will focus on developing lower elevation plants, selecting trees varieties in accordance with environmental functions and urban aesthetic requirements.

In particular, the program of planting one million trees is aimed at making Hanoi greener. With determination and efforts of the municipal government’s and related units, the program’s targets have been achieved ahead of time.

Under the million-tree planting program, trees and flowers have been grown on the sidewalks across the city. The vegetation has significantly mitigated urban heat and contributed to improving the living environment of local residents.

According to environmental experts, more trees in the capital not only refresh the air, but shade the streets, preventing sunlight, curbing the harmful effects of radiation on people, especially in hot days.